Being diagnosed with a chronic condition can throw a spanner in your life plans. Getting diagnosed with a chronic illness can be overwhelming as you may need to make sudden lifestyle changes. You may need to re-evaluate how you carry out day-to-day activities or start paying attention to small things you may have never given much thought to earlier. Maintaining good health while managing chronic conditions like diabetes or heart diseases can be tricky. But what if you could get insights into your body’s response to the lifestyle changes, diets, treatment plans, etc.? Having direct visibility into your body’s signals anytime, anywhere can help you cope with the many effects of chronic health conditions.
Med-tech is making this possible for thousands of people with innovations like wearable continuous glucose monitors, minimally invasive insertable cardiac monitors, pacemakers, etc. These devices can empower you with flexible access to accurate health data for a better understanding of your body and also enable medical professionals to make more informed decisions around your treatment plan.
Improved doctor-patient engagement is one of the vital outcomes of these technologies. In case of sudden or extreme changes in your vitals, your doctor can be alerted immediately with the necessary information to provide more effective, personalized care, reducing the chances of severe health events. This open line of communication with your body and doctor can transform how you live with and manage chronic disease and empower you to be the narrator of your health story.