Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has collaborated with Diabetacare to launched Care 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`s Diabetes 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 the electronic medical record system, wherein access is given to patients and their caregivers to keep them informed and better manage the condition.
Says Nick Gliddon, Director – Vodafone Business Services, “Vodafone’s M2M Solution for Diabetacare allows data to be uploaded to a central server and is then securely accessed by multiple parties. This Diabetacare deployment is a reflection of our strong, successful and differentiated approach to M2M in India. There is a huge opportunity in India and we have the capability to maintain over 10 billion SIMs, and are confident of growing business further, especially from segments like healthcare and automobile.”
Sharing his views on the initiative and launch of dCare Smart, Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder & Managing Director, Diabetacare said, “Diabetacare is a mainstream proposition and the service is priced to make it affordable. 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.”