$3,300 annual savings from diabetes monitoring: study

A study published in this month’s Endocrinology (US) demonstrated a $3,300 per person annual reduction in employee healthcare costs in a trial of the Telcare mHealthmonitoring system in conjunction with ActiveCare data analytics used for an employee diabetes management program (N=143). The amount was the average decrease in 12 month claims between 2011 and 2012 for those who enrolled and used the program, versus those who enrolled but did not use the program demonstrated a $282 per person increase. Telcare press release, TouchEndocrinology.com (abstract/text) Hat tip to Editor Toni

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