Phoenix-based health care network rolling out new diabetes care service
PHOENIX — A Phoenix-based health care network is rolling out a new service that will allow patients with diabetes to have more guidance and understanding when it comes to addressing symptoms.
The Arizona Care Network will launch the Care.Wallet mobile application in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to Jami Berger, the network’s executive director of operations.
“The functionality is focused on the diabetes population and really looking at Type 2 patients and allowing them to better understand the evidence-based guidelines around diabetes care, as well as giving them concierge services and access to primary care providers and the Arizona Care Network,” Berger told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.
Berger said the network is offering the service because of the prevalence of diabetes not only in Arizona, but throughout the country.
“Nearly 10% of the United States population has diabetes and that translates well to the Phoenix metro [area] and really what we’re seeing in this population,” Berger said.
The service will give patients access to information and resources about the chronic disease, and will aim to educate patients about how to mitigate dangerous symptoms.
Care.Wallet will be available to more than 25,000 people with diabetes in Maricopa and Pinal counties, according to a press release.
“There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed effectively,” David Hanekom, CEO of Arizona Care Network, said in the release. “Our goal is to educate and empower patients to take the necessary steps in monitoring their condition and enlisting help, as needed.”
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Ashley Flood contributed to this report.