Named Among Semifinalists For T1D Exchange 2018 Diabetes Innovation Challenge
Corstrata provides new tech empowered diabetic foot ulcer prevention to improve patient lives.
CORSTRATA, a provider of digital healthcare IT solutions and services for wound management, announced today that the company’s Diabetic Foot Ulcer & Amputation Prevention solution was named as a semifinalist in the T1D Exchange 2018 Diabetes Innovation Challenge. Corstrata was one of 30 semifinalists chosen from academic researchers and early stage companies from around the world that submitted entries for solutions to support advanced diabetes care. T1D Exchange is a nonprofit research and collaboration organization dedicated to accelerating novel treatments to improve the care of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common, limb-threatening, and expensive complication of diabetes. Of the 29M people with diabetes in the U.S., 1.7M suffer with one or more DFUs annually and 80K of these diabetics ultimately require an amputation. The risk of death at 5 years for DFU patients is 2.5 times as high as the risk for a patient with diabetes without a foot ulcer.
Corstrata offers a technology-enabled care management solution for diabetics at risk for formation of costly diabetic foot ulcers and related amputations. Using a “smart” mat to detect potential ulcers, Corstrata’s wound specialists engage with the patient through a mobile engagement app for timely intervention and prevention of ulcers. Corstrata’s Diabetic Foot Ulcer & Amputation Prevention Program serves as an outsourced end-to-end technology-enabled solution for value-based organizations and payers … read more