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Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:3554-7. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090592.

METABO: a new paradigm towards diabetes disease management. An innovative business model.

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Service Solutions, Medtronic Iberica.


Dealing with a chronic disease and, more specifically, with Diabetes Mellitus and other metabolic disorders, represents a great challenge for care givers, patients and the healthcare systems as their treatment requires continuous medical care and patient self management. The engagement of patients in the adoption of healthy lifestyles with a positive impact in the progression of their diseases is fundamental to avoid the appearance of chronic complications or co-morbidities. This paper presents the externalization of the health management of diabetic patients as an alternative to the current models of care for these patients that can help improve the quality of follow up and care delivery and contribute to the sustainability of the healthcare systems.

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