VNSNY/Sprint juvenile diabetes monitoring program

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Here’s a good indication that smartphone apps are gaining some traction in home care. The largest non-profit home health agency in the US, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), designed a program to monitor juvenile diabetes using the WellDoc health platform (last mentioned here during the Connected Health Symposium) and Sprint-connected BlackBerry phones.  The 50 adolescents (11-17) in the two-year test, in process of selection by Berrie Center at Columbia Presbyterian (Manhattan) and Montefiore Medical Center (The Bronx), will be entering the expected data–blood glucose levels, insulin dose–plus how they are feeling and what they are eating. This will be monitored by VNSNY caregivers. Sprint is donating the phones and an added benefit for the teens is having a cool BlackBerry.  New York Post article


  1. David Doherty, 3G Doctor

    Great to see you didn’t forget to mention that little deal sweetener…
    “and an added benefit for the teens is having a cool BlackBerry”