Integrated virtual care provider Carbon Health is launching a new metabolic health assessment program to find patients at high risk for diabetes.
The program will use continuous glucose monitoring technology, as well as virtual and in-person care visits to assess patient risk. If a patient is deemed clinically eligible for the program based on prediabetes risk assessment, they will be assigned a CGM.
The patient then wears the device for a total of two weeks. During that time, the CGM technology will collect data about their nutrients and lifestyle. After two weeks, the patient will see Dr. Carbon and develop an action plan for care. According to the company’s statement, patients can then be referred to the company’s endocrinologist-based Steady Health program.
This news comes just months after Carbon announced its acquisition of the diabetes management company Stable health for an undisclosed amount. Steady has come up with a program that includes an endocrinologist, a diabetes chair, and a platform that can sync with CGM users to provide helpful insights.
WHY IT IMPORTANT
Diabetes is a common condition in the US According to CDC, 34.2 million adults in the country have the condition, or 10.5% of the US population. Prediabetes is even more common. In fact, approximately 88 million adults nationwide have prediabetes, or 34.5% of the total adult population of the United States.
However, prediabetes can be reversed through various interventions, including diet and exercise, According to CDC.
“Despite being a major health concern in our country, there are many barriers to diabetes diagnosis and care, including early identification and risk management through participation. patient involvement with primary care,” speak Myoung Cha, chief strategy officer and president of Omnichannel Care at Carbon Health, in a statement.
“We are launching the Metabolic Health Assessment program to change the way we identify and treat diabetes. – It is vital that we intervene early, helping individuals learn to manage their blood sugar, and enabling primary care physicians to provide personalized, long-term care to every patient. “
TREND TO BIGGER WOMAN
Carbon Health has rapidly evolved. In July, the company announced a $350 million investment round led by Blackstone’s Horizon platform. The new cash brings the total value of the company to more than $3.3 billion.
The company is also active in mergers and acquisitions. In October, it hacked the remote patient monitoring company Alertive Healthcare. It also bought Central Jersey Urgent Care, a chain of 10 state-of-the-art clinics in the Tri-State region. Earlier in the year, it founded two other clinic chains: the Southern Arizona Urgent Care clinics and the California-based Med7 Urgent Care clinics.
Carbon Health is not the only mixed care provider on the market. A medical is another large multimodal care provider. In October, the company announced that it was ramping up efforts in the digital chronic care space with the launch of Impact by One Medical, a service that includes access to health coaches. , primary care providers, educational content, and telehealth tools.