Sanofi Canada launched STARsystem along with the iBGStar blood glucose meter on March 29th. STARsystem is a web-based platform designed to provide individualized diabetes education, health coaching and an action plan to help manage life with diabetes.
Hugh O’Neill, President and CEO of Sanofi Canada says –
STARsystem was designed to address the unmet needs of Canadians living with diabetes and help empower them by providing tailored support and advice on five key areas:
Through STARsystem, each user gets a personalized assessment that directs them to tailored resources and provides a custom achievable curriculum that guides them towards reaching their wellness goals,
The price of admission into the STAR treatment club is your blood glucose meter’s serial number by registering your iBGStar or its older sibling the BGStar. You are then asked to answer ten questions, which is used to assess your diabetes knowledge, enabling STARsystem to personalize your content.
My page loaded up with articles and videos on the five key areas mentioned above from pharmacists, nurses, nutritionists, kinesiologists and psychologists. My page is loaded with a lot of great information but does absorbing all this information lead to great diabetes management? No!
I suspect Sanofi Canada already knows this and that is why they have included health coaching.
You also receive a StarCode voucher to redeem for a free one on one 90 minutes health coaching plus 6months unlimited email/online health coaching with IOHO Health Coaching Canada a third party company.
On the next episode (in two weeks) I will talk about redeeming my StarCode voucher and Health Coaching.