One of the earliest symptoms of diabetic retinopathy is loss of night vision. CareForceMD is pioneering use of IDx-DR, the first-ever FDA-cleared autonomous AI diagnostic system for diabetic retinopathy, in the convenient retail settings of select grocery stores across the State of Delaware.
Diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that affects the way the body uses glucose, leading to abnormal elevations of blood sugar levels, which over time will damage organs, and blood vessels leading to conditions like heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and more. It is an epidemic that affects nearly 11% of adults in the United States and leads to hundreds of billions of dollars in annual health care costs. Fortunately, with proper care and behavior, the devastating effects of diabetes can be controlled. It can even be prevented from occurring in people with risk.
24,000 Americans go blind annually due to diabetic retinopathy. However, early detection and treatment can prevent or delay blindness that occurs in more than 85% of people with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy causes damage to blood vessels in the back of the eye and can be detected with eye examinations. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that people with diabetes undergo a screening every year, but according to the CDC, less than half of eligible people receive this important exam. There are many barriers for patients to get these exams, including work commitments and availability of eye specialists. Now, CareForceMD offers this screening with the convenience of a trip to your local grocery store!
The CareForceMD remote monitoring service is just like a smoke alarm or home security system. Our professionals help you keep track of important information like vital signs and blood sugars on daily basis and help arrange the appropriate action to deal with concerning trends in real time. We communicate with your doctors as needed to make sure you get the best care possible in a timely manner before things have time to get out of hand, landing you in the hospital, or worse!
Our Diabetes Command Centers are conveniently located in Safeway and ACME grocery stores in Delaware. Here, in just one stop, diabetics can get their annual eye exams, receive blood work (kidney function, hemoglobin A1c and more), pick up prescriptions, have a medical evaluation, get diabetic supplies, groceries and sign up for remote monitoring that allows CareForceMD to provide your doctor with the information they need to manage your diabetes as well as possible.