Today, over 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and another 90 million are living with prediabetes. It remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and takes a particularly hard toll on the “diabetes belt” — an area spanning 15 states in the Southeast with high rates of poverty, low levels of college educational attainment, and the highest rates of diabetes and obesity in the country. Access to quality healthcare is a major problem for people in these areas, as well as many other Americans who are currently underinsured, without health insurance, or otherwise medically underserved.
“Our patients have limited resources and time for diabetes management,” said Parker Panovec, MD, Medical Director of Faith Family Medical Center. “We are excited about the prospect of One Drop’s Power of 10 program and its potential to improve diabetic control and the lives of our patients.”
“Every six seconds a person dies from diabetes and the medically underserved are the worst hit,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. “Diabetes itself is not a death sentence. It is a manageable condition and many of these deaths can be prevented with better diabetes education. Through the Power of 10, One Drop is partnering with our customers and clinics nationwide to ensure every single person in America diagnosed with diabetes has the insights, information, and support they need to succeed. For every single subscription we sell in the US, whether through payers, employers, health systems or direct to consumers, One Drop will donate 10 One Drop | Experts subscriptions to those most in need, without limitations.”
One Drop | Experts is a clinically-validated, scalable diabetes education and coaching program delivered entirely through the One Drop | Mobile app. It is the first and only digital coaching program to receive ADA recognition, identifying One Drop | Experts as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (NSDSMES). The “Experts” are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) who work one-on-one with people with diabetes, providing personalized educational content and insights, as well as ongoing support, encouragement and accountability. One Drop | Experts are available 24/7, delivering all content and advice via in-app chat anytime, anywhere and without prescriptions, hassles, or appointments.
One Drop | Experts has proven to be uniquely engaging, combining the use of mobile technology, real-time health data and human support to empower people with diabetes to take an active role in self-care and achieve healthier outcomes. Earlier this year at the American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions, Evidation Health Inc. reported results of a study evaluating the One Drop | Mobile app and One Drop | Experts coaching service. In just three months, people with type 2 diabetes improved their A1c by :
- -0.90 percent among study completers;
- -1.00 percent among active users who used the app and messaged a coach at least once; and
- -1.32 percent among active users with baseline A1c ≥ 9.0%.
Leveraging data collected in-app, One Drop reported these users :
- reduced carbohydrate intake by >10 grams per meal;
- increased activity by 25 minutes per week;
- decreased average blood glucose by 29 mg/dL (a 1.00 percent A1c reduction);
- reduced glycemic variability; and
- increased the percentage of in-range blood glucose values.