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Diabsat: Diabetology by satellite

Improving diabetes management through mobility

Alongside 8 other partners, MEDES has been involved for over 10 years in the Diabsat project, aimed at preventing diabetes.

Using satellite technology in particular, DIABSAT sets up new means to help patients on a daily basis.

DIABSAT is a network of partners that supports the population in :

  • Prevention, with educational software
  • Screening for diabetes complications, with a mobile team that travels the region
  •  Home monitoring, with remote data collection via a cell phone.

Selected by the Midi-Pyrénées Regional Council following a call for tenders, Diabsat is based on an innovative therapeutic approach and new technologies for patient care.

MEDES worked mainly on part 3 of the project: home follow-up.

The project started from the fact that diabetes is a disease that concerns more and more people in France and in the world. The numbers are constantly increasing and we talk about a real epidemic. Without appropriate care, this disease can lead to serious complications. However, there are solutions that allow patients to live better with the disease: early detection, medical monitoring and lifestyle modification (nutrition and physical activity).

This project is now permanent and the Diabsat truck makes regular rounds.