DIABETICS HAVE TO TREAT
THEIR DISEASE ON THEIR OWN
8758 HOURS A YEAR.
You would think that diabetes was too serious and complex a disease for diabetics to be left alone to manage their treatment 99.9% of the time. Nevertheless, an average of just two hours a year is allocated in the Danish hospital system to provide support and advice on all aspects of the disease.
And as if that wasn’t bad enough…
AN ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE IS THREATENING ALL DANISH MUNCIPALITIES.
The number of diabetics is on the rise, including all the costs of the many complications that go with them.
If this development continues, the costs will rise to a level where municipalities are forced to choose between reducing support for diabetics or increasing taxes. In other words, it’s a pretty gloomy outlook.
But perhaps there’s a way that we can turn this negative development around.
STAY IN THE ZONE
FOLLOW STAY IN THE ZONE
Stay in the Zone is a new programme, where Roche Diabetes Care, as a healthcare provider, creates an overview and supports the daily challenges faced by diabetics, and is rewarded based on the ability to keep these diabetics’ blood sugar levels within the normal range. This is the ‘zone’ where diabetics minimise the risk of complications.
The more diabetics can stay in the ‘zone’, the fewer complications they will experience in the long run. Therefore, it is a realistic goal for the programme to motivate diabetics to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, and that the municipalities can look forward to making significant savings in the whole health area.
The payment is managed by a results-based agreement between Roche Diabetes Care and the municipality, which ensures that diabetics receive the support, advice and tools they need, while the municipality’s price depends on the results that are achieved.