Don't Leave Your Health on "Read"

How health tech can help you join the dots of the notifications your body sends you.

Less is more – but more can be too much, especially when it comes to living with chronic conditions/disease. In a world where information overload is a part of life, we tend to get overwhelmed with the notifications around us – often missing the ones that matter - those that our body sends us. Missing health signals from our body while managing a chronic condition like diabetes or a heart condition is not something we do intentionally; it sadly happens organically because of the sheer quantity of the redundant information life throws at us – leading us to miss the point that can make a difference to the management of such conditions.

This is when health tech comes; and can make the difference. How?

Let’s understand better with an example of diabetes management. When managing diabetes it is common knowledge that daily glucose testing is recommended for most people – often even multiple times a day –  in order to keep tabs on whether your glucose levels are in the normal healthy range. Tougher still for a lot of people is to decipher what is causing these fluctuations in the first place. Healthcare solutions like self-regulating continuous glucose monitoring devices not only provide glucose readings through the day, but also track the patterns for you, enabling you to decipher what you are missing out on or not doing correctly and what you can do next to regulate your glucose… Information is being made visible and actionable, so you can avoid the spikes in your glucose levels that can be potentially harmful in the long-run.

Health tech can therefore be that filter your mind and body needs to clear the air of confusion and help you see better – so you can join the dots sent by your body and facilitate a clear train of thought that can help you and your doctors better manage your conditions.

The clarity of information offered by health tech is relevant in cardiac issues as well. Devices like insertable cardiac monitors are helping provide more significant information, by recording all regular and irregular activity, leaving no room for uncertainty and confusion. Digitally connected and equipped for remote monitoring, these devices give your doctors (and you) access to pertinent information for better management of your condition and help plan for interventions if required. Tech is allowing you to take charge and not miss a beat (no pun intended)! Information is being made accessible and empowering, so you can truly ‘live’ without worrying too much about your health.

So the next time your health rings you, it’s okay if you can’t pick up – health tech can be that answering machine that can relay the information to you when YOU need it. 

Disclaimer: The information mentioned in this document is only suggestive /for patient education and shall not be considered as a substitute for doctor’s advice or recommendations from Abbott. Please consult your doctor for more information.