The UNICA difference | Case Study #2 (Blood Sugar Remote Monitoring and Patient Education)

Background

75-year-old male with history of Diabetes Mellitus (Type II), and Hypertension. Enrolled in remote monitoring in February 2021 for blood sugar monitoring. A high blood sugar alert was received (214 mg/dl).

Action

A UNICA care team member contacted the patient within 15 mins of the alert. The care team- member assessed with the patient his last mealtime, intake, and presence of current symptoms. Patients’ medication compliance was reviewed. Patient stated he ate more than normal for lunch. The care team member advised patient to repeat blood sugar before next meal and after his next dose of Metformin.


Patient repeated blood sugar which generated alert to the care team with a reading of 245 mg/dl. Another call was placed to the patient who had taken his medication 30 mins pre meal and the test 15 mins pre meal. The patient reported no hyperglycemic symptoms. All other parameters were normal. Care team member asked about the expiration date on the hyperglycemia medications which were in date. Patient was told to call us if any symptoms occurred, and to perform a fasting glucose test in am. Patient was also advised to take the medication with his meals.

Outcome

Patients fasting glucose the next day was 129mg/Dl. A summary of events and the parameters were sent to the MD.

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