Diabetes – A Global Epidemic

Diabetes is a global epidemic and it is growing rapidly.

Changing lifestyles, diets and urbanization is fuelling this rapid rise in the disease. Diabetes can lead to complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations and results in a huge burden on healthcare infrastructure.

47%

of adults with diabetes are undiagnosed

IDF Diabetes Atlas 2017

Diabetes in Asia Pacific

There are more people living with diabetes in Asia Pacific than anywhere else in the world.

Asia Pacific has

38%

of the world’s total population living with diabetes

Diabetes and complications from diabetes contribute to 1.8 million deaths in Asia Pacific per year

164 million people living with diabetes in the Asia Pacific region

There are 94 million undiagnosed cases of diabetes

BCG Analysis
IDF Diabetes Atlas 2017
World Health Organization (WHO)

The Long Term
Patient Problem

Many patients do not test as often as clinically recommended
and this increases the risk of complications.

Why patients don’t like finger-pricking

Pain

Risk of Infection

Medical Waste

Difficulty of Use

Inconvenience

Replacing finger-pricks

The Saliva Glucose Biosensor will eliminate the need for people living with diabetes to use painful and invasive blood monitoring devices to manage their condition.

1
Place the Saliva Glucose Biosensor in contact with saliva.
2
With the biosensor nearby, the digital app will display glucose levels, flagging the results that need attention.
3
The app provides real-time comparisons with historical data, and sends data to electronic medical record or caregiver.

For illustrative purposes only and has yet to receive regulatory approval in any jurisdiction.

Value Extends Beyond Patient Care

The Patient

  • Pain-free, non-invasive and easy-to-use
  • Receive alerts and reminders
  • Discrete and affordable

The Doctor

  • Remote monitoring of patients and management of diabetes
  • Providing patient care beyond the clinic in real time

Families

  • Get updates in real-time, offering peace of mind
  • Parallel monitoring

Healthcare System

  • Reduces the cost of managing diabetes as it reduces hospitalization from comorbidities
  • Greater collection of patient data opens significant opportunities to improve disease management

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