Prepared for Kristin M. | Delivered October 4, 2019
Physician Pain Points - Diabetes
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To understand the pain points/frustrations that PCPs, endocrinologists, cardiologists, and nurse practitioners have when treating type 2 diabetes, and how they can be lessened
who attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) event on the top pain points clinicians face when treating diabetes.
BETWEEN APPOINTMENT COMMUNICATION
of the clinicians surveyed stated that patient communication between visits is a challenge when treating diabetes.
of the doctors stated it is their top pain point.
diabetes web portal
may help with communication.
Clinicians and patients should have a discussion about
. Being upfront about how they feel about texts, email, video chat, and other forms of communication can pave the way to improve communication between appointments.
SHARING BLOOD GLUCOSE RESULTS
There are several factors that impact doctors getting blood glucose results:
92% of doctors
stated that having data available at the time of the patient appointment is a problem. One of the contributing factors to this is the complexity of devices.
and having data be uploaded automatically are potential ways of mitigating the problem.
of clinicians surveyed stated that teaching technology to patients takes too much time.