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Monitoring for gestational diabetes 

The Telehomecare Monitoring service offers teaching and personalised follow-up at a distance. Women with gestational diabetes using this service are required to periodically assess their health condition and manage their symptoms. Telehomecare thus help them prevent aggravations and allow for timely support from the clinical team (e.g. nurse) in a timely manner.

Who is this service for?

This service is offered to all patients with gestational diabetes.

In what context of care is it applicable?

Telehomecare Monitoring provides education and support for women with diabetes during pregnancy to help them manage their condition. To access this service, the patient connects to the Internet from home, using his personal device (smartphone, tablet or computer). The patient answers self-assessment questionnaire(s) daily. The data entered by the patient in the Telehomecare platform is transmitted to their healthcare professional during the entire pregnancy period. Although the data is quickly transmitted to the clinician, it is important to consider that this is not an emergency service.

What types of activities are offered in the platform?

  • Daily monitoring of physical symptoms (e.g., pressure, food diary, etc.);
  • Monitoring blood glucose levels;
  • Monitoring of medication or insulin intake;
  • Access to the health library (e.g., physical activity, diet, tips and tricks, etc.);
  • Messaging communication (e.g., question, report a problem, share information, etc.).

Testimony of Mrs. Azzi

Patient followed by the High-Risk Pregnancy team at CHUM

” Using the Telehomecare Monitoring platform was really beneficial during my pregnancy. On the one hand, this service allowed me to have a permanent contact with my nurse. Thanks to the platform’s messaging system, I could write to her at any time that was convenient for me and she responded quickly. I felt really safe and I didn’t have to go anywhere. I knew I was in good hands and I didn’t have to worry anymore.

On the other hand, using the platform is extraordinarily easy. I would enter my blood sugar levels into the questionnaire and the nurse would then give me instructions based on my data. As soon as any changes were made, I was informed via the platform’s messaging system.

What the patient is looking for is to be taken care of. With the Telehomecare Monitoring platform, we really feel it! “

Summary of the benefits

  • To benefit from distance learning and clinical monitoring from a clinical team;
  • To answer questionnaires about their general condition and health;
  • To receive personalized information, advice through messaging, documents, and video vignettes about diabetes;
  • To reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Interested in this service? Talk to your healthcare professional about the Telehomecare Monitoring Platform.

Tools and documentation

To learn more about the Telehomecare Monitoring service and its platform, visit the Telehomecare Monitoring Platform – Patient page.