It is a nice idea to have telehealth for the diseases that patients can monitor themselves and send the data via an application to health care providers. Health care providers can make a decision in real-time for any extreme glucose level and patients might reduce the frequency of their hospital visits if they can control their glucose level. It will help us much to reduce the physicians’ workload at the DM clinic and improve patients satisfaction. Moreover, frequent self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) can improve their diabetes control by giving feedback data on them for the way they eat.
However, as an endocrinologist who takes care of diabetes patients. I think the cost of this project is very high, not for the application but on the cost of SMBG because of 1 test of SMBG cost about 25 baht. If you need more information to detect the event of express how well diabetes controlled, patients need to pay more.