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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Home Testing

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Home Testing

Revolutionising Diabetes Detection in Pregnancy

Introducing GTT@home from Digostics - a ground-breaking new solution that is reshaping the way gestational diabetes is detected during pregnancy.

With GTT@home, women can perform their oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT) in the comfort of their own homes, easing the test management burden on maternity services and contributing to improved outcomes for both mother and child.

Join the ever-growing number of antenatal teams implementing GTT@home for women in their care.

Revolutionising Diabetes Detection in Pregnancy

Introducing GTT@home from Digostics - a ground-breaking new solution that is reshaping the way gestational diabetes is detected during pregnancy.

With GTT@home, women can perform their oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT) in the comfort of their own homes, easing the test management burden on maternity services and contributing to improved outcomes for both mother and child.

Join the ever-growing number of antenatal teams implementing GTT@home for women in their care.

100%

of surveyed expectant mothers and maternity staff users of GTT@home would recommend the solution over in-clinic testing.

100%

of surveyed expectant mothers and maternity staff users of GTT@home recommend the solution over in-clinic testing.

100%

of surveyed patients and clinical users of GTT@home recommend the solution over in-clinic testing.

Struggling to offer timely in-clinic OGTT? 

You're not alone.  Provisioning challenges for healthcare providers, when coupled with the inconvenience of the OGTT for the expectant mother, mean delayed or missed tests are common.

But here's the good news.  

The introduction of a new easy-to-use home test kit from Digostics, GTT@home, has now made the OGTT truly accessible by enabling women to test remotely, outside of the clinic, for the very first time.

Mothers are empowered to take charge of their own health, and that of their baby, with reliable and accurate diabetes testing that fits around their home and work commitments. 

While free of the hassle of in-clinic test administration, you can now dedicate your valuable time to the more important and rewarding aspects of your role, looking after the women in your care.

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An image of the GTT@home test kit sent to patients for remote GDM testing.

Struggling to offer timely in-clinic OGTT? 

You're not alone.  Provisioning challenges for healthcare providers, when coupled with the inconvenience of the OGTT for the expectant mother, mean delayed or missed tests are common.

But here's the good news.  

The introduction of a new easy-to-use home test kit from Digostics, GTT@home, has now made the OGTT truly accessible by enabling women to test remotely, outside of the clinic, for the very first time.

Mothers are empowered to take charge of their own health, and that of their baby, with reliable and accurate diabetes testing that fits around their home and work commitments. 

While free of the hassle of in-clinic test administration, you can now dedicate your valuable time to the more important and rewarding aspects of your role, looking after the women in your care.

 "The contribution GTT@home has made to improving OGTT test patient empowerment, equity and accuracy will enable improved care for our patients when GDM is suspected and detected."

Dr. Matthew Coleman

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 "The contribution GTT@home has made to improving OGTT test patient empowerment, equity and accuracy will enable improved care for our patients when GDM is suspected and detected."

Dr Matthew Coleman

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How does GTT@home work?

It's incredibly easy!

Once you have scheduled a test through the Digostics test booking and review portal, we will send out a GTT@home test kit to the expectant mother.  She then watches the adjacent online video guidance in preparation and follows the detailed instructions provided in the test kit to complete her OGTT.

And that's all there is to it!

Our dedicated Customer Care team is available every day of the week to provide any assistance needed.  Additionally, we proactively follow up with women who have tests at risk of becoming overdue. As soon as we receive their results, we will notify you to return to the Digostics portal to complete your expert review.

We're making GDM testing easier for everyone!

How does GTT@home work?

It's incredibly easy!

Once you have scheduled a test through the Digostics test booking and review portal, we will send out a GTT@home test kit to the expectant mother. She then watches the adjacent online video guidance in preparation and follows the detailed instructions provided in the test kit to complete her OGTT.

And that's all there is to it!

Our dedicated Customer Care team is available every day of the week to provide any assistance needed.  Additionally, we proactively follow up with women who have tests at risk of becoming overdue. As soon as we receive their results, we will notify you to return to the Digostics portal to complete your expert review.

We're making GDM testing easier for everyone!

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An image of the GTT@home test kit and ancillary mobile application, test booking and review portal and customer support.

Click the button below for more GTT@home product-specific information exploring:

•  the GTT@home test kit's contents
•  the novel GTT@home test device
•  at-home versus in-clinic test comparisons
•  patient and healthcare professional support

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Click below for more GTT@home product-specific information.

How are women responding to OGTT home testing?

In short, those invited to home test absolutely love it!

An impressive 100% of expectant mothers who participated in a recent real-world implementation of GTT@home recommended the test over the in-clinic OGTT.

Patients find the solution incredibly user-friendly and greatly appreciate the flexibility it provides, allowing them to schedule their tests according to their professional and home-life commitments.

  • No clinic travel required

  • Takes less time

  • No out-of-pocket expenses

  • Minimal disruption to daily routine

  • Test on day of choice

  • Faster results leading to earlier treatment

  • Easier to balance childcare responsibilities

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An image of pregnant women attending a focus group.

How are women responding to OGTT home testing?

In short, those invited to home test absolutely love it!

An impressive 100% of expectant mothers who participated in a recent real-world implementation of GTT@home recommended the test over the in-clinic OGTT.

Patients find the solution incredibly user-friendly and greatly appreciate the flexibility it provides, allowing them to schedule their tests according to their professional and home-life commitments.

  • No clinic travel required

  • Takes less time

  • No out-of-pocket expenses

  • Minimal disruption to daily routine

  • Test on day of choice

  • Faster results leading to earlier treatment

  • Easier to balance childcare responsibilities

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GTT@home User Feedback

“It was so easy and straightforward to do and I loved that I was able to do it in the comfort of my own home and not have to find childcare.”
"This is a much better and easier way to test. I would definitely opt-in again if I have any more children."
"It was a really easy process to follow and the sweet solution tasted quite nice. The results are sent straight to my midwife instantly. If I needed another GTT test I would definitely use the home test again."
"Really easy to use and very convenient."
"Was easy to do and instructions were really easy to follow. Highly recommend these kits!"
"It was so easy and straightforward to do and I loved that I was able to do it in the comfort of my own home and not have to find childcare."
"Easy to follow instructions, convenient. Quick to do."
"Instruction booklet was easy to read and it was useful having a video guide too. The drink also didn't taste too bad."
"Have loved the test and think it’s amazing - would highly recommend!”
“It was so easy and straightforward to do and I loved that I was able to do it in the comfort of my own home and not have to find childcare.”
"This is a much better and easier way to test. I would definitely opt-in again if I have any more children."
"It was a really easy process to follow and the sweet solution tasted quite nice. The results are sent straight to my midwife instantly. If I needed another GTT test I would definitely use the home test again."
"Really easy to use and very convenient."
"Was easy to do and instructions were really easy to follow. Highly recommend these kits!"
"It was so easy and straightforward to do and I loved that I was able to do it in the comfort of my own home and not have to find childcare."
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 "Detecting gestational diabetes is a national and global priority.  OGTT home testing would be a great boost to the identification and management of gestational diabetes."

Sir Professor George Alberti

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 "Detecting gestational diabetes is a national and global priority.  OGTT home testing would be a great boost to the identification and management of gestational diabetes."

Sir Professor George Alberti

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What feedback are you receiving from clinical users?

Clinical users love GTT@home too!  All surveyed antenatal and maternity service users found the ability to offer home testing advantageous and expressed a preference for home over in-clinic testing.  Digostics Support also achieved maximum satisfaction scores from those who engaged with the service.

Not only are their women happier, they also welcomed the opportunity to redirect their time and efforts to other critical activities confident that Digostics is managing the OGTTs on their behalf.  

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found the ability to offer home testing advantageous 

100%

would recommend GTT@home over in-clinic testing

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scores achieved for Digostics Support.

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What feedback are you receiving from clinical users?

Clinical users love GTT@home too!  All surveyed antenatal and maternity service users found the ability to offer home testing advantageous and expressed a preference for home over in-clinic testing.  Digostics Support also achieved maximum satisfaction scores from those who engaged with the service.

Not only are their women happier, they also welcomed the opportunity to redirect their time and efforts to other critical activities confident that Digostics is managing the OGTTs on their behalf.  

100%

found the ability to offer home testing advantageous 

100%

would recommend GTT@home over in-clinic testing

100%

scores achieved for Digostics Support.

“It was so easy and straightforward to do and I loved that I was able to do it in the comfort of my own home and not have to find childcare.”
"This is a much better and easier way to test. I would definitely opt-in again if I have any more children."
"It was a really easy process to follow and the sweet solution tasted quite nice. The results are sent straight to my midwife instantly. If I needed another GTT test I would definitely use the home test again."
"Clients had a very positive experience. Some completed GTT@home after already having an OGTT in clinic and said it was far easier and more convenient."
"The results came back much quicker than the lab."
"It freed up time in clinic for the midwives to carry out other work and empowered women to take control of their health in pregnancy."
"Cost and time saving for midwives, clients prefer it."
"An excellent product with very user-friendly guide and videos. The format for booking and completing test results is very clear."
"It releases staff to provide other clinical care."
"I have enjoyed using it and it has made an impact on our workload and improved the patient experience."
"Very easy to follow instructions and to input data."
"Have loved the test and think it’s amazing - would highly recommend!”
“It was so easy and straightforward to do and I loved that I was able to do it in the comfort of my own home and not have to find childcare.”
"This is a much better and easier way to test. I would definitely opt-in again if I have any more children."
"It was a really easy process to follow and the sweet solution tasted quite nice. The results are sent straight to my midwife instantly. If I needed another GTT test I would definitely use the home test again."
"Clients had a very positive experience. Some completed GTT@home after already having an OGTT in clinic and said it was far easier and more convenient."
"The results came back much quicker than the lab."
"It freed up time in clinic for the midwives to carry out other work and empowered women to take control of their health in pregnancy."
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 "GTT@home has demonstrated that there is finally another way [of delivering OGTT], one that not only helps ensure prompt and timely access to GDM testing, but that frees up countless valuable midwifery staffing hours to be redirected to other essential antenatal and postnatal activity."

Rachel Hanley,

Community Services Matron, UHS

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GTT@home in Antenatal Practice 

Register to download a case study showcasing the results from University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust's (UHS) implementation of GTT@home for gestational diabetes. 

GTT@home in Antenatal Practice 

Register to download a case study showcasing the results from UHS' implementation of GTT@home for gestational diabetes. 

GTT@home in Antenatal Practice 

Register to download a case study showcasing the results from UHS' implementation of GTT@home for gestational diabetes. 

GTT@home in Antenatal Practice 

Register to download a case study showcasing the results from UHS' implementation of GTT@home for gestational diabetes. 
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 "GTT@home has demonstrated that there is finally another way, one that not only helps ensure prompt and timely access to GDM testing, but that frees up countless valuable midwifery staffing hours to be redirected to other essential antenatal and postnatal activity."

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Rachel Hanley

Community Services Matron

GTT@home in Antenatal Practice

Explore Digostics' recent collaboration with University Hospital Southampton (UHS) that saw expectant mothers in Hampshire become the first - anywhere in the world - to access gestational diabetes testing at home.  

GTT@home in Antenatal Practice

Explore Digostics' recent collaboration with University Hospital Southampton (UHS) that saw expectant mothers in Hampshire become the first - anywhere in the world - to access gestational diabetes testing at home.  

Can GTT@home be integrated with our electronic health record or maternity systems?

Simply put, yes. 

The Digostics Portal is a highly accessible, cyber-secure, and user-friendly web-based software platform. Our surveys consistently show that users can effortlessly schedule tests and access final patient results without issue.  However, we are not stopping there.

The Digostics Portal adheres to HL7 FHIR interoperability standards, which means that GTT@home can be integrated into all compatible related software allowing convenient test booking and result analysis from within third-party systems.

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An image of a healthcare professional accessing the Digostics Portal while talking to a mum-to-be.

Can GTT@home be integrated with our electronic health record or maternity systems?

Simply put, yes. 

The Digostics Portal is a highly accessible, cyber-secure, and user-friendly web-based software platform. Our surveys consistently show that users can effortlessly schedule tests and access final patient results without issue.  However, we are not stopping there.

The Digostics Portal adheres to HL7 FHIR interoperability standards, which means that GTT@home can be integrated into all compatible related software allowing convenient test booking and result analysis from within third-party systems.

What efficiencies can we expect from moving to home testing?

The interactive diagram below spotlights the key stages in the antenatal in-clinic OGTT workflow, emphasising the specific areas where GTT@home can reduce or even eliminate the use of hospital clinical and administrative resources so that they can be allocated to other critical activities. 

Drag the vertical slider from right to left to explore how GTT@home can help streamline testing at your hospital.

 
 
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How do I introduce GTT@home for my women?

First, get in touch. 

Our dedicated team will then work closely with you to map out your existing OGTT workflow, identify important stakeholders for training and create a customised implementation plan designed to help you transition to home testing at a pace that suits your needs.

Once we have an agreed way forward and all potential clinical users are documented, we will invite them to complete a 30-minute online training course. After training, users will receive their Digostics Portal login credentials, meaning they can immediately start scheduling patient tests.

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How do I introduce GTT@home for my women?

First, get in touch. 

Our dedicated team will then work closely with you to map out your existing OGTT workflow, identify important stakeholders for training and create a customised implementation plan designed to help you transition to home testing at a pace that suits your needs.

Once we have an agreed way forward and all potential clinical users are documented, we will invite them to complete a 30-minute online training course. After training, users will receive their Digostics Portal login credentials, meaning they can immediately start scheduling patient tests.

GTT@home Benefits for Maternity Services

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Test more patients, on time.
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Meet antenatal care targets
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Eliminate costly missed appointments
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Facilitates universal screening
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Obtain faster results
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Intervene earlier in GDM
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Lower overall cost per test
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Ease pressure on maternity staff
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Reduce clinical administration
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Reduce clinical administration

Benefits of GTT@home for Maternity Services

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Test more patients, on time

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Meet antenatal care targets

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Eliminate missed appointments

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Facilitates universal screening

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Obtain faster results

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Intervene earlier in GDM

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Lower overall cost per test

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Ease pressure on maternity staff

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Reduce clinical administration

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Covid-19 mitigation measure

Download the GTT@home for GDM Datasheet

Digostics is proud to offer GTT@home - the most accessible and scalable way for antenatal care teams and midwifery services to achieve their GDM testing objectives.

Register to download the GTT@home for GDM datasheet. 

Download the GTT@home for GDM Datasheet

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Could GTT@home be of assistance to women in your care?

Please get in touch by completing the form below or calling Digostics on +44 (0)330 113 9145