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Anyone had experience of Telecare / Telehealth for yourself or parents?

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LauraM35 Tue 03-Apr-12 17:06:33

I'm really trying to find out more about this from people with first hand experience. I've done lots of research on-line and had a good conversation with the main provider Tunstall. Basically, I've been diagnosed with diabetes and my blood pressure can drop dangerously low so my GP suggested I use this equipment as it lets me daily monitor my glucose levels, blood pressure etc & via a telephone style device will alert a healthcare professional if anything is out of the ordinary. Not knowing anyone else that uses this equipment, I just wondered if any of you lovely ladies have had experience of using it?

I'd love to hear from you!


ninjanurse Wed 04-Apr-12 17:39:08

Ive not used this myself but worked in a unit that used this for patients. It worked very well - the nurses used to monitor all the results via the computer and would get straight in touch and give advice if there was anything out of the ordinary. I think the only problem certainpeople had, was that you had to do it at a certain time of the day and a few people didnt like being tied to the house for the smae time every day.

gingeroots Wed 04-Apr-12 19:57:19

I half heard ( you know how you tune in half way thru a programme ) a programme on radio 4 about this .
The bit I remember was a chap discussing his experience of it - he was overwhelmingly positive .
Sounded brilliant to me .

gingeroots Wed 04-Apr-12 19:59:14

gingeroots Wed 04-Apr-12 20:02:13

And Tunstall are like the Rolls Royce of this area of expertise .

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