UK Expert Opinion Supportive of KEYA® in High Risk Patients

Inside Biometrics, the Company behind KEYA® Smart held a special workshop and practical demonstrations at the Diabetes Professional Care Conference held at Olympia on 16-17 November 2016. The aim was to obtain detailed expert opinion of the clinical benefits and value of the KEYA® Smart meter for patients under the care of the National Health Service.

The Diabetes Professional Care Conference held a four-stream program covering all aspects of diabetes including technologies, complications and comorbidities, diagnostics, prevention of diabetes, paediatrics, primary and secondary care and commissioning better services. Attending the conference were diabetes experts from a wide range of backgrounds, CCG commissioners, consultant endocrinologists, GPs with special interests in diabetes, and diabetes Nurse Specialists caring for both paediatric and adult patients with diabetes. Further details are available at: https://www.diabetesprofessionalcare.com/commissioning-workshops-at-dpc2016

Inside Biometrics met with 25 leading healthcare professionals with extensive experience of diabetes care in NHS funded organisations and presented information about KEYA® Smart meter and provided hands-on practical demonstrations for simultaneous glucose and ketone testing followed by Q&A. At the end of each session, participants were asked to provide a summary statement on their experience of the KEYA® Smart meter as clinicians in diabetes care, the clinical benefits that KEYA® Smart would provide to patients and the types of patients they believe would gain the greatest benefit by using the meter.

The diabetes experts found KEYA® Smart easy to use and the unique simultaneous testing of glucose and ketone in a single strip, using a single small blood sample, was seen as offering a clinical benefit for patients. They thought that early detection of ketones could lead to reduction in DKA and hospital admissions. The experts concluded that patient groups that would most benefit included those at high risk of DKA, children and young people, pregnant women and patients using insulin pumps.