of Virtual Diabetes Program
The addition of foot ulcer prevention to Onduo’s virtual diabetes program offering is significant. According to Singh et al., 25 percent of people with diabetes develop foot ulcers over their lifetime and today, one in five of those people experience complications that lead to amputation. Orpyx foot ulcer prevention technology will be available to select members of the Onduo community in 2019.
“Orpyx helps people with diabetes to prevent foot ulcers by providing insight that protects foot health and mobility and reduces the risk of complications that can lead to limb loss,” said Breanne Everett, CEO of Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. “We are pleased to extend access to our foot sensor technology to the Onduo member community and to invite Orpyx U.S. patients to take advantage of Onduo services.”
Onduo integrates hardware and software to provide people with access to personalized, convenient diabetes care. People with diabetes are matched with lifestyle and clinical interventions, which for participating clients and select users will include wirelessly connected foot monitoring from Orpyx next year.
Orpyx FDA-cleared foot sensor technology is embedded in shoe insoles to monitor foot pressure and relay alerts to a smartphone or smartwatch when a person needs to take action to prevent foot injury. The technology is effective even for those with foot numbness, known as peripheral neuropathy. In the U.S. alone, almost one million diabetes-related foot ulcers are treated each year, costing upwards of $30,000 USD per ulcer with complications that can result in amputation. Forty percent of people who experience one diabetes-related foot ulcer will have a second ulcer in the next year. This number approaches 100 percent at 10 years.
“Managing diabetes is a 24/7 job and we want to make access to care and monitoring easier for members,” said Dr. Josh Riff, CEO of Onduo. “We are thrilled to partner with Orpyx to help keep members walking and living actively in our community.”
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