How can I work with Lytics in helping Type 2 Diabetes patients?
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is the most common form of diabetes. In 1985 there were 30 million T2D patients and today there are close to 300 million patients. This increase is believed to be primarily due to the global population aging, a decrease in exercise, and increasing rates of obesity. Diabetes is one of several common comorbidities which put a strain on healthcare as every decision from treatment to therapeutics add levels of uncertainty. The increase in patients with T2D requires new digital solutions empowering patients to gain control of their lives and disease in a way the brick and mortar healthcare has no capacity to offer today.
Enter Lytics and LYTICS EIR as a clinical decision support system able to look at each patient and her unique medical profile. LYTICS EIR brings light and clarity in moments of uncertainty because the system uses computational intelligence to arrive at the most efficient treatment for each patient based on patient data such as electronic medical journal data, lab data and lifestyle data.
Preventive work is on the agenda for T2D patients and Lytics brings solutions here too. The personalized approach is highly relevant in data capture where the tradeoffs between high dimensional data with predictive powers is necessary contradicted by the rationale patients cannot be overwhelmed with hundreds of questions every day. LYTICS SIF intelligent data capture solves this problem by accomplishing high dimensionality on the data that matters most for the patient with individualized solutions.
What can diabetes care look like in 2025?
In 2025 many of the consumer quantified self-movement sensors available today as mobiles or wearables have shifted to medical grade wearables and implantables. Patient activity levels will be tracked by next generation of accelerometers including reliable skin conductivity being way more precise and accurate than today.
Already now we see progress in diet management solutions with extensive libraries of food to be incorporated into apps etc. In 2025 such solutions will be much more widespread and patients can simply scan a code in a restaurant or take a photo of their plate get and log the full nutritional properties of their meal.
Artificial intelligence solutions such as LYTICS SIF, LYTICS VÖR and LYTICS EIR will monitor patients 24/7/365 and provide recommendations many times a day. They will also relay specific knowledge when needed by pushing relevant articles and connecting patients with similar medical profiles for peer support.
The home testing market will explode before 2025 with small pods or health kiosks available for online testing, much like a photo booth or a telephone kiosk. The medical data will be uploaded to a data storage platform where artificial intelligence analytics can mine it and send the full report to the relevant healthcare provider. Depending on the urgency of the situation the patient will connect with the physician or nurse via chat or videoconference. Either the patient picks up the drugs on the way home or a delivery drone drops it in the secure drone box at the home or current location.