Doctor visits become obsolete for diabetic patients amid COVID-19 pandemic

TEXAS – The coronavirus is changing the way Texans get their medicine.

With social distancing rules added to good virus containment practices, a visit with a doctor will more likely happen over the phone rather than in-person. That’s why a telemedicine system called Dreamed Diabetes that was already approved by the FDA is beginning to operate in the state.

The system reaches type 1 diabetes patients, a group that is traditionally very difficult to keep evenly medicated with insulin without in-house doctors monitoring.

The company is in Israel, but it’s working with diabetes clinics in the U.S., and most recently at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. It works by allowing type 1 diabetics to download their glucose and insulin pump info, and then uploads it all to Dreamed Diabetes, which uses artificial intelligence to decipher the data.

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