ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hygieia, a digital insulin enhancement company dedicated to making insulin therapy easier for everyone involved, announced that the d-Nav® insulin guidance service is now available in Michigan as part of a one-year demonstration project with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Medical staff at the newly opened d-Nav Care Center in Livonia, Michigan have begun seeing patients, addressing the more than 2,100 d-Nav referrals issued by physicians since the project launched in July.
The Hygieia d-Nav insulin guidance service combines smart cloud-based technology and a small team of healthcare professionals to support primary care physicians and help people with diabetes achieve improved health. d-Nav provides personalized adjustments to enhance and simplify insulin dosing, maximizing its effectiveness for patients and the physicians who prescribe it. "The support and response we've received from primary care physicians and endocrinologists across the state is overwhelming," said Dave Conn, Hygieia president. "Insulin has been available for more than 100 years, but we're still not using it effectively. Physicians are thrilled to have a service that can help them and their patients achieve better outcomes from insulin therapy while simultaneously reducing the costs of diabetes care." The ongoing, 1,000-patient Blue Cross demonstration project will evaluate the cost savings associated with the d-Nav service as compared to the standard of care among people with type 2 diabetes. Specifically, an independent health-economics research organization will assess whether patients referred to the d-Nav service had similar or better outcomes - at a lower cost - as compared to patients receiving standard of care. Blue Cross has made a direct investment in Hygieia to support the full cost of the demonstration.