Quality Of Life – Living Larger, Not Just Longer!

How healthcare technology is helping you live your best life.

Ever wondered what your ideal life would look like?

When we think of a full life, we envision in it all those things we want to do, all those people we love…a life where we get to unlock possibilities and realize dreams. From the smallest daily pleasures like getting a good night’s sleep or savoring your favorite food, to achieving your highest potential at work and in your personal life, everything contributes to elevating your quality of life. It is also often the little things we take for granted, until chronic illness affects our day-to-day. And no matter how simple or adventurous you would like your life to be, you can only check off everything on your wish list with health by your side. Today, MedTech is helping people achieve their best possible health so they can live their best possible life, at every age and stage…

The gift of time

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it is that there’s never enough time in the day to do all that you wish to! Managing healthcare with chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, for instance, can demand a fair bit of time and energy. Tech like health monitoring devices allow for remote monitoring, as well as the digital storage and access to all your bio-data  and securely communicate critical information to their doctors for timely intervention. Similarly, where once cardiac interventions meant weeks of hospitalization, today, innovations in medical devices and processes, like transcatheter mitral valve repair clipping, provide minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery, allowing you to return home after just a few days at the hospital... so you can spend more time on things that bring you joy and make your life meaningful. Faster recovery times and quicker reduction in symptoms all go a long way in bringing back normalcy and comfort to life sooner, for patients and their care-givers alike.

Opening up the doors to more

We all strive for a life abundant with choice...to do, experience and be more. But these choices are often limited or confusing when managing a chronic health condition like diabetes. Tech tools like wearable continuous glucose monitors are helping bring back the freedom of choice. Contemporary CGM technology not only offers a complete 24/7 glucose picture, but also gives you real-time updates and alerts so you know which foods or activities impact your glucose levels. These automated alerts, sent when there’s a sudden change in glucose levels, as well as the access to all data (for you and your physician), allow you to enjoy your activities with fewer constraints and fear. You can now try a new form of exercise (or goal-set) and plan your next meal – knowing what affects your levels, what is good for it and that there is someone looking out for you– in a more informed, safe and efficient way. Tech today is enabling us to shed layers of limitations and inhibitions, and live fully!

Putting you (and yours) first

Health tech empowers you to rest easy knowing that you are being taken care of, while giving you more control over the management of your health. If you or someone you know is living with a chronic illness, you are all too familiar with the constant worry and frustration of having to ‘manage’ health conditions. Health tech advancements take away some of the worry, knowing that your health is being tracked and assessed as you go about your day– so that you can spend time creating memories rather than shifting through the uncertainty that often accompanies managing a chronic disease.  Matters of health can then seamlessly become part of your life, rather than being the sole focus of it!

While we all have our own ideas of what comprises a fulfilling life, what binds us together is the knowledge that good health is the foundation of a full life. Transformations in healthcare technology are not only guiding us on our health journey, but also empowering us to reclaim what chronic illness often takes away – the ability to live life on your own terms. 

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.