Through innovative companies like s5health and ANY LAB TEST NOW, diabetics are more empowered to self-monitor their health and take an active role in managing their affliction
Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) July 14, 2010
ANY LAB TEST NOW®, the first direct-access lab testing [franchise company] with over 117 locations nationwide, announced today its partnership with s5health, an online management tool designed specifically for diabetics to help manage this chronic condition. The partnership will help build awareness around the benefits of [direct-access lab testing] as a way to help monitor and deter the advancement of this disease marked by high levels of glucose in the blood.
ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers thousands of diabetic-specific lab tests including Hemoglobin A1C, Diabetic Urinalysis, and Glucose direct-to-consumers without the need of insurance, a doctor’s order or an appointment. The company also offers thousands of other medical lab tests including DNA, sexual health and other innovative lab tests in an affordable, convenient and customer-focused way.
The s5health diabetes management web portal is a day-to-day online management tool that helps diabetics understand their blood sugar numbers and how insulin, food and exercise affect those numbers. The new web portal located at http:s5health.sdmindy.com empowers type 1 and 2 diabetics to better self-manage and take control of their diabetes by utilizing easy to read reports and dashboards. The portal supports all meter and pump types. Patients can securely communicate with their physicians and nurses and interact online with other diabetics within their community or across the country. With its partnership with ANY LAB TEST NOW®, diabetics can input their lab test result results into the portal and monitor it online over time.
“Through innovative companies like s5health and ANY LAB TEST NOW, diabetics are more empowered to self-monitor their health and take an active role in managing their affliction,” said Joe Neely, CEO of ANY LAB TEST NOW®.
“The tools available on our portal are not only beneficial to diabetics’ wellness and independence, but also in preventing long term complications and costly medical treatments,” said s5health CEO James Jordan, whose daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000. He developed the portal to address the frustrations of people living with diabetes.
Other advantages of the s5health portal is that it enable patients, family members, caregivers and medical staff to better manage diabetes and connect with one another. It is simple, strategic, smart, social, and self management all in one location.
“Managing diabetes is 90% information, so looking at the available information is critical to successfully managing this disease. This portal is just that,” said Jordan. “Patients are excited about the easy-to- understand dashboards and reports, the secure communication between patient and physician, and the social aspect of connecting with one another to share stories.”
ANY LAB TEST NOW® works with local physicians and endocrinologists to give their self-pay, under-insured and other patients’ greater access to more cost-effective lab testing. To make things simpler and more affordable for diabetics, ANY LAB TEST NOW created the Diabetes Maintenance Panel, which includes a complete blood count, fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c and diabetic urinalysis, for just $99. This Value Panel saves customers nearly $100, if each test was purchased individually. Analyzed by the most accredited national labs in the country, lab test results from ANY LAB TEST NOW are typically given within 24-48 hours and come in an easy-to-read sheet that gives customers’ and their doctors more information on how to treat, prevent and manage their condition. All tests are performed by a friendly medical professional skilled in collecting specimens and conscientious of customer’s time and anxieties. All tests are confidential and can be taken anonymously. For more information about the s5 health, Diabetes and other ANY LAB TEST NOW partners, please visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com.
About ANY LAB TEST NOW®
Founded in 1992, ANY LAB TEST NOW® is a franchise medical lab testing facility that provides thousands of lab tests direct to consumers and employers in a professional, convenient and cost-effective manner. Beautifully designed stores and friendly professionals are ready to serve all customers without the need of an appointment, insurance or a doctor’s order. With over 117 facilities throughout the United States, ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers a variety of affordable lab tests and proprietary Value Panels including men’s and women’s health and wellness, sexual health, drug, DNA and many more. Tests can be taken anonymously and results are given to the customers in the method they choose typically within 24-48 hours. For more information, visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com.
S5health is a healthcare technology company located in Fishers, Indiana. S5health was founded to empower diabetic patients to manage their health by providing interactive online tools to easily track trends and trouble areas and connect with caregivers, payors, suppliers and other patients. S5health’s technology imports data from any diabetic pump or meter and creates simply to understand dashboards and reports to track blood sugar, insulation and carbohydrate levels. Our social media and secure email allows a patient to interact with other organizations or people that are involved in their care to built a personally support team. Alerts and reminders can be set of prescriptions refills or upcoming appointments. For more information, visit http://www.s5health.com.