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ForaCare provides remote diabetes monitoring

Steve Rogerson
April 2, 2019



A diabetes monitoring system from California-based ForaCare can be used for remote patient monitoring. The Fora GTel multi-functional monitoring system has built-in cellular connectivity.
 
The product is expected to give patients, and the providers who care for them, an effective and efficient means of managing high-risk diabetes.
 
It provides both blood glucose and blood ketone cellular monitoring and allows two-way messaging between patients and physicians. The cellular-enabled technology is an alternative to manual logbooks and downloading of patient results; it facilitates easy sharing of real-time data to keep those with diabetes and their care team informed and engaged.
 
The instrument also connects to Fora's round-the-clock HealthView telehealth service that is HIPAA-compliant and allows healthcare professionals to monitor their patients' health conditions remotely.
 
"We are incredibly excited about how the GTel will improve diabetes management," said Michael Halter, marketing director at ForaCare. “Its features go far beyond anything else available to providers and patients today, both clinically and practically. Anyone who has worked with us – from medical device distributors to health plans to diabetes educators and telehealth providers – knows that we are hyper-focused on one single goal: developing technologies that lead to better health outcomes. GTel is an ideal addition to our family of products that do just that."
 
Features include:

  • Touchscreen technology with different background colours to indicate high, normal and low range;
  • Encouraging reminders while awaiting results;
  • Service button that allows caregivers to see the requests and follow up with the patients;
  • Built-in trend analysis;
  • Talking capabilities in English, Spanish and French;
  • Gold advance strip technology; and
  • Small blood sample requirements.
ForaCare is a technology company dedicated to the design and development of products to support healthcare providers and patients in managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and COPD. Its products are developed using information technology, clinical applications and integrated chronic disease monitoring tools.