Ed Deng has a 70 percent chance of getting diabetes. That’s because diabetes runs in his family – both his parents and all four of his grandparents have diabetes. In fact, three of his grandparents have already passed away from diabetes-related complications: kidney failure, heart failure, etc.
His one remaining grandmother, however, is almost 90 years old and is still going strong. Ed attributes this to her strict diabetes care management routine. Every day, his grandmother measures her own blood sugar levels. Then according to the data, his aunt makes adjustments to his grandmother’s diet to keep her blood sugar levels normal.
And that’s why Ed and his co-founders, Ken Lai and Erin Chung, created Health2Sync — to give diabetics and their families the power to make life changes for a longer and healthier life — just like his soon-to-be 90-year-old grandmother.
Data is Key to Diabetes Management
“Data is paramount in controlling diabetes,” Ed explains, “You need to know what’s going on in your system every day. If you have too little insulin, it can eventually lead to life-debilitating complications. If you inject more insulin than needed to lower your blood sugar, it can be life threatening.”
“But,” he adds, “you can’t make the right changes unless you have the data.”
He points out that the way current diabetes management works doctors usually don’t have enough data to help patients make the best decisions. Typically, patients go in to see their doctor once every one to two months. A lot can happen in that time, and only about 15% of patients bring their daily logs to these visits. Doctors may not hear about significant issues until long after the fact, and it’s easy for patients to forget the details after several weeks. Without accurate data, it’s very difficult for doctors to prescribe insulin or to make other adjustments.
How is Health2Sync Different From Other Diabetes Apps?
Health2Sync makes it easy to track and make sense of a user’s data. Most importantly, unlike apps such as Glooko and MySugr, Health2Sync makes it easy to make that data available to the user’s entire care team whether it’s a family member, school nurse, a primary care doctor, or a specialty clinic.
It even has a smart cable to help automate data collection. Users simply connect the cable from their existing glucometer to their mobile device and the data automatically uploads to the Health2Sync app.
The Diary section uses simple icons to input various kinds of data including blood sugar, medication, exercise, and food intake.
Finally, the Partners section allows users to securely give care team members access to their data. Just put in the 4-digit access code of a Partner to add them to your team. To stop giving access to one’s data, simply remove the clinic or person from the Partners list. Health2Sync has partnered with over 70 hospitals in Taiwan, including Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Neng-Chun Diabetes Clinic (one of the largest diabetes clinics in Asia).
Health2Sync is also working on exciting analysis features to help users better use and understand their data, such as messages and alerts that remind users to take medication or to restrict certain foods for the day.
Pairing the Health2Sync app with the VSee Home iOS Kit gives you the ability to have a complete video doctor visit from home or anywhere. This ultra light home iOS Kit includes digital stethoscope, dermascope, blood pressure cuff, finger EKG, and digital stethoscope.
With nearly 400 million people in the world living with diabetes, VSee is proud to take part in Health2Sync’s efforts to bring better diabetes management and education around the world, so more people can live healthier and fuller lives.
About the CEO
Ed Deng is a co-founder and the CEO of Health2Sync. A serial entrepreneur, he diverged from the family profession of practicing medicine, working in investment banking and starting up a messaging platform. However, medicine still runs strong in his blood. Using his start up experiences, he created Health2Sync and is realizing his dream of contributing to the medical community.