OREM, Utah, Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ActiveCare, Inc. (OTCBB:ACAR), a leader in diabetes monitoring and wellness services for self-insured employers nationwide today announced an expansion of its diabetes management solution to several Native American Tribes across the country. Almost 700 tribal members diagnosed with diabetes will now receive support and services provided by ActiveCare.
According to the American Diabetes Association, Native Americans have twice the rate of diabetes when compared to the general population in the United States. It is estimated that 16% of the Native American population suffers from diabetes, and an additional 30% fall under the definition of being pre-diabetic. "Diabetes is a growing epidemic which, if left unmonitored, can have a major effect not only on the health of an individual, but also those who pay for their care," commented David Derrick, Chairman and CEO of ActiveCare.
By supplying diabetic program participants with a state-of-the-art cellular glucometer, ActiveCare is able to monitor the health of members and support them in real-time with its 24/7/365 CareCenter. This unique solution enables those diagnosed with diabetes to take control and better manage their disease, while lowering the overall cost of care. "ActiveCare's products and services help identify individuals in need of help. Through the support provided by ActiveCare program members are able to better manage their chronic illness, providing them an improved level of care while lowering the cost of managing their diabetes," continued Derrick. "With costs on the rise, employers and providers of care plans are searching for innovative ways to better address the effects of chronic conditions. The ActiveCare solution provides the safety net and support to better meet the needs of those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, while lowering the overall cost of care," concluded Derrick.
ActiveCare, Inc. provides proprietary diabetes management and wellness solutions providing increased visibility to its members' health, enabling real-time care for members, and improving clinical and financial outcomes. Utilizing state-of-the-art blood glucose meters with embedded cellular technology, trained CareSpecialists intervene in real-time and provide members with the support needed to control their disease 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ActiveCare's solution is revolutionizing the way employers, individuals and their health plans monitor and manage chronic diseases. To learn more about ActiveCare please visit www.activecare.com.
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