Diabetacare has tied up with Vodafone to launch dCare Smart, a device that helps people better manage diabetes. An industry first, dCare Smart, is a GSM SIM enabled wireless glucometer that empowers people to proactively monitor their blood sugar levels which is powered by Vodafone’s Machine to Machine (M2M) embedded cellular technology. The device transmits blood sugar results to a secure Diabetacare database where they are constantly monitored by Diabetes Specialist Clinicians at the Diabetacare Management Centre (DMC). In case of any abnormal blood glucose readings, both the patient and kin receive an alert/call with expert advice from the DMC immediately.
dCare Smart is powered by Vodafone’s Machine to Machine (M2M) embedded cellular technology. It is paired with the back-end clinical servers which connect directly to Diabetacare’selectronic medical record system, wherein access is given to patients and their caregivers to keep them informed and better manage the condition.
Speaking on the launch of dCare Smart, Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder & Managing Director, Diabetacare said, “We looked at alternatives but, for me, Vodafone’s M2M solution is ahead of the game. Beyond the technology, Vodafone was able to demonstrate a real problem-solving attitude. Vodafone’s Global M2M solutions, will help Diabetacare fulfil its plans to ramp up deployments to 100,000 users across multiple locations. Vodafone’s scale and global coverage means the business needs just one supplier, fully managed from a single global platform. It means Diabetacare is ready to respond quickly to growth opportunities worldwide.”
“Diabetacare helps both the discipline and the monitoring. dCareSmart is a vital piece of medical equipment that requires robust real-time connectivity. Vodafone’s M2M Solution allows data to be uploaded to a central server and for it to be then securely accessed by multiple parties. M2M presents a huge opportunity for the Indian market. We have the capability to maintain over 10 billion SIMs and are confident of growing business further, especially from segments like healthcare and automobile” says Nick Gliddon, Director, Vodafone Business Services.