ONE DROP | MOBILE APP WITH ONE DROP | EXPERTS ON IPHONE AND APPLE WATCH LOWERS A1C BY 1.2% IN 3 MONTHS

One Drop | Experts + Apple Watch

Company announces study results demonstrating a 1.2% absolute reduction in A1c among people with type 2 diabetes using One Drop | Mobile with One Drop | Experts personalized diabetes coaching on iPhone and Apple Watch

New York, NY — September 7, 2017 — One Drop will present real-world data from an evaluation of One Drop | Experts with the Apple Watch at the Stanford Medicine X Conference next week. Using retrospective app-collected data, the company will report peer-reviewed drastic improvements in self-care and blood glucose among people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Specifically, people with type 2 diabetes and A1c levels equal to or greater than 7.5% who used the One Drop | Mobile app with One Drop | Experts on iPhone and Apple Watch for three months saw a 1.2% absolute reduction in A1C. See abstract for additional details.

One Drop is a free, award-winning, cloud-based diabetes management solution available on iOS, watchOS, Android, and Amazon Alexa. On iOS and Android, the One Drop | Mobile app allows people to store and track self-care behaviors (including blood glucose checks, medication doses, physical activity and food intake) manually and passively via the One Drop | Chrome Bluetooth-connected glucose meter, as well as thousands of other health tracking devices and apps through Apple HealthKit and Google Fit. The fully-featured watchOS app allows users to track the same self-care data, and view data-driven insights and statistics, right on their Watch face.

One Drop | Experts is an ADA-recognized diabetes education* and coaching service delivered entirely through the One Drop | Mobile app. The “Experts” are Certified Diabetes Educators available 24/7 for guidance, support, and anytime care. Experts deliver personalized digital therapeutics programs to help people with diabetes define and achieve their health management goals. Users can communicate with their Experts anytime via in-app chat; all data recorded in the app is available to Experts in real-time, allowing them to provide personalized behavioral guidance when it’s most relevant. One Drop is also the only diabetes management platform that offers comprehensive self-care, peer-support, and expert support all in one place.

Last year, Evidation Health Inc. recruited 144 U.S. adults with T2D to complete a survey, receive an Apple Watch, and use the One Drop | Mobile app on iOS and watchOS in combination with the One Drop | Experts program. Using real-world, app-tracked data, One Drop found improvements in:

• Weekly physical activity: +35 minutes

• Carbohydrate intake per meal: -20 grams

• Average blood glucose: -35 mg/dL (a -1.2% A1c reduction)

Evidation Health Inc. recruited an additional 146 people to use the One Drop | Experts program with the One Drop | Mobile app on iOS only (without an Apple Watch). Results presented at the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association included an A1c improvement of -0.90% among study completers and -1.00% among active users [1]. Leveraging app-collected data, One Drop reported these same users improved, but not to the same degree as Apple Watch users [2]:

• Weekly physical activity: +25 minutes

• Carbohydrate intake per meal: -15 grams

• Average blood glucose: -29 mg/dL (a 1.00% A1c reduction)

“Evaluating whether we’re moving the needle and affecting health outcomes is critical at One Drop,” says Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. “We’re harnessing real-world data to understand One Drop’s impact. So far, outcomes are consistent, compelling, and enhanced by the Apple Watch.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just released final guidance on real-world data, which can be user-generated in an app like One Drop. According to the FDA document, when data is relevant and reliable, it may constitute valid scientific evidence.

“Our goals at One Drop are to improve the health of our users and to give them an incredible experience while they do it. At this intersection, we achieve meaningful outcomes,” says Dr. Chandra Osborn, Vice President of Health and Behavioral Informatics at One Drop. “With the help of Apple, we combine relevant and reliable passively-collected data, manually-entered data collected from our app, and objective glucose data from our meter, and we analyze all of them with the rigorous standards of scientific excellence.”

1 Kumar S., et al. Impact of a diabetes mobile app with in-app coaching on glycemic control. Late-breaking peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017.
2 Osborn C.Y., et al The One Drop mobile app with in-app coaching improves blood glucose and self-care. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017.

ABOUT ONE DROP

One Drop (Informed Data Systems Inc.) is a digital health company harnessing the power of mobile computing and data science to transform the lives of everyone with diabetes worldwide.

The One Drop platform is evidence-based and clinically effective. It brings affordable, accessible diabetes care to everyone with diabetes and a smartphone, as well as their insurers and health care providers. One Drop | Chrome is sold exclusively by One Drop (iOS, Android, and http://onedrop.today/), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com), and Apple (http://store.apple.com). One Drop’s consumer subscription services are available for purchase in-app (iOS and Android) and at http://onedrop.today. The One Drop | Mobile solution is available for free download worldwide (iOS and Android). For more information, contact just@onedrop.today.

*The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Learn more at http://www.onedrop.today.

ONE DROP LAUNCHES POWER OF 10 PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FREE ADA-RECOGNIZED DIABETES EDUCATION AND SUPPORT TO THOSE MOST IN NEED

For every One Drop subscription sold, One Drop is donating 10 One Drop | Experts subscriptions for its ADA-Recognized diabetes support and education program

New York, NY — September 6, 2017 — One Drop today announced the Power of 10, a charitable giving program where, for every One Drop subscription sold, One Drop is donating 10 subscriptions to One Drop | Experts, its ADA-Recognized digital diabetes support and education* program, to medically underserved and uninsured people with diabetes.

Today, over 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and another 90 million are living with prediabetes. It remains the 7th 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 6 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 3 months, people with type 2 diabetes improved their A1c by [1]:

• -0.90% among study completers;
• -1.00% among active users who used the app and messaged a coach at least once; and
• -1.32% among active users with baseline A1c ≥ 9.0%.

Leveraging data collected in-app, One Drop reported these users [2]:

• 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% A1c reduction);
• reduced glycemic variability; and
• increased the percentage of in-range blood glucose values.

To learn more about the Power of 10, visit http://onedrop.today/powerof10.

[1] Kumar S., et al. Impact of a diabetes mobile app with in-app coaching on glycemic control. Late-breaking peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017.
[2] Osborn C.Y., et al The One Drop mobile app with in-app coaching improves blood glucose and self-care. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017.

ABOUT ONE DROP
One Drop (Informed Data Systems Inc.) is a digital health company harnessing the power of mobile computing and data science to transform the lives of everyone with diabetes worldwide.

The One Drop platform is evidence-based and clinically effective. It brings affordable, accessible diabetes care to everyone with diabetes and a smartphone, as well as their insurers and health care providers. One Drop’s current offerings include:

One Drop | Chrome: One Drop’s FDA-approved, CE-certified Bluetooth wireless blood glucose monitoring system, which meets the highest standards of clinical accuracy and wirelessly transmits blood glucose data to the cloud via the One Drop | Mobile app for iOS and Android.

One Drop | Plus: One Drop’s newest subscription offerings, providing 50 to 100 blood glucose test strips per month for One Drop | Chrome and unlimited coaching via One Drop | Experts, starting at $13 per month.

One Drop | Premium: One Drop’s unlimited subscription, providing unlimited blood glucose test strips for One Drop | Chrome and unlimited coaching via One Drop | Experts, starting at $33 per month.

One Drop | Experts: One Drop’s 24/7, on-demand, digital diabetes education and coaching service, available as a standalone subscription, starting at $11 per month.* Each One Drop | Experts subscriber has his/her own “Expert” (Certified Diabetes Educator) available 24/7 for guidance, support, and anytime care. Experts deliver personalized digital therapeutics programs, including ADA-recognized diabetes education, to help people with diabetes define and achieve their health management goals. Subscribers can communicate with their Experts anytime via in-app chat; all data recorded in the app is available to Experts in real-time, allowing them to provide personalized behavioral guidance when subscribers need it most — no appointments necessary.

One Drop | Mobile: One Drop’s free, award-winning, cloud-based diabetes management solution delivered entirely via mobile app on iOS and Android. One Drop | Mobile provides real-time and historical blood glucose data and analytics to people with diabetes and their healthcare providers, allowing both to see relationships between specific health behaviors and health outcomes. One Drop | Mobile includes a fully-featured Apple WatchOS app for logging and analyzing diabetes data on the go. One Drop | Mobile is the only diabetes management platform that offers comprehensive self-care, peer-support, and expert support all in one place.

One Drop | Professional: One Drop’s HIPPA-compliant enterprise solution for insurers, healthcare provider networks, self-insured employers, and drug/device manufacturers seeking to dramatically improve health outcomes and lower the cost of caring for people with diabetes. One Drop | Professional delivers real-time data, real-time messaging, custom branding, custom content delivery, custom educational support, EMR/EHR integration, and the most affordable, effective, turnkey diabetes solution in market.

One Drop | Chrome is sold exclusively by One Drop (iOS,Android, and http://onedrop.today/), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com), and Apple (http://store.apple.com). One Drop’s consumer subscription services are available for purchase in-app (iOS andAndroid) and at http://onedrop.today. The One Drop | Mobile solution is available for free download worldwide (iOS andAndroid). For more information, contact just@onedrop.today.

*The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

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ONE DROP REPORTS DRAMATIC A1C REDUCTION AMONG PEOPLE WITH DIABETES USING ONE DROP | MOBILE APP

One Drop | Mobile & Lower A1C

Company announces study results demonstrating a 1.1% to 1.3% absolute reduction in A1C among people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) using the One Drop | Mobile app.

New York, NY — August 25, 2017 — One Drop today announced the results of a retrospective study of people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2) using the One Drop | Mobile diabetes management app, demonstrating a 1.1% to 1.3% absolute reduction in A1C in just 4 months. The results were published yesterday, August 24, 2017, in JMIR Diabetes.

The One Drop | Mobile app for iOS and Android is available for free in the App Store or Google Play Store. With One Drop | Mobile, users can manually and passively (via Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, and the One Drop | Chrome blood glucose meter) store, track, and share data. Users can schedule medication reminders, view statistics, set goals, track A1c and weight, get data-driven insights, provide and receive encouragement from other users, and get tips and advice to assist with diabetes management.

Using retrospective app-collected data, One Drop in collaboration with U.S. and non-U.S.-based scientists, assessed the A1c change of people using One Drop | Mobile. They also assessed the relationship between tracking self-care with the app and changes in A1c.

One Drop A1C drop for T2Ds
One Drop A1C drop for T1Ds

“We used real-world data to produce timely and relevant results,” said Dr. Chandra Osborn, Vice President of Health and Behavioral Informatics at One Drop. “More often than not, relevance and the gold standard randomized controlled trial are at odds. We didn’t perform a RCT on outdated technology. We studied current technology and recent data, and found A1c improved among people using the One Drop app. We also linked that improvement to tracking self-care with the app.” Dr. Osborn added, “From study to publication in less than 3 months is unheard of. That’s impossible to do with a RCT. When it comes to technology, relevance and speed are everything.”

As of June 7, 2017, 1288 people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes had entered two A1c values in the app (from 2 to 12 months apart), had their diabetes diagnoses verified with medications entered in the app, and had an average blood glucose consistent with their self-reported A1c values. Of the 367 people with type 1 diabetes and 921 people with type 2 diabetes, 35% were female, diagnosed with diabetes for a mean 9 years, and tracked an average 1700 self-care activities in the app between their two A1c values. Self-reported A1c can be as accurate as laboratory A1c [1], and we confirmed self-reported A1c was significantly associated with 90-day average blood glucose (rho=.73 to .75, P<.001) and consistent with cohort studies testing the relationship between blood glucose and laboratory A1c. During a median of 4 months, the following outcomes were observed [2]:

  • A1c improved by -1.1% (from 8.3% to 7.2% in adjusted analyses, P<.001) across all users studied.
  • A1c improved by -1.3% (from 8.3% to 7.0%, P<.001) for users with T2D.
  • A1c improved by -0.9% (from 8.4% to 7.5%, P<.001) for users with T1D.
  • In unadjusted and adjusted analyses, using One Drop | Mobile to record food was associated with greater A1c improvement (all models, P<.05).

“Prior to this study, the scientific literature told us that diabetes mobile apps could potentially improve A1c by -0.45%,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. “I’m thrilled to present evidence that says otherwise. We are seeing dramatic improvements in A1c — often achieved with drugs, but rarely, if ever, seen with digital therapeutics and self-care interventions. And, in this case, we’re doing it all at scale for less than a fraction of the cost of current standards of care: free.”

At this year’s American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions, Evidation Health Inc. reported results of a non-randomized study evaluating the One Drop | Mobile app and One Drop | Experts coaching service. In only 3 months, people with T2D improved their A1c by [3]:

  • -0.90% among study completers;
  • -1.00% among active users who used the app and messaged a coach at least once; and
  • -1.32% among active users with baseline A1c ≥ 9.0%.

Leveraging data collected in-app, One Drop reported these users [4]:

  • 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% A1c reduction);
  • reduced glycemic variability; and
  • increased the percentage of in-range blood glucose values.

“With growing numbers of people developing diabetes and increasing options to treat the disease, self-management has become much more complex,” said Dr. David Marrero, Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Arizona and former President of the American Diabetes Association’s Healthcare and Education. “The One Drop | Mobile app illuminates the potential for mobile technology to assist persons with diabetes in both tracking the varied elements of their therapy and making more informed self-management decisions. Too many apps promise to improve health, but often don’t deliver. It’s great to see an app that finally does.”
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1 Kumar S, Uppal J, Osborn CY, Heyman M, Juusola J. The accuracy of self-reported A1c among individuals with type 2 diabetes. 2017 Diabetes Abstract Book, vol 67 (Suppl 1A), Late Breaking.
2 Osborn CY, van Ginkel JR, Rodbard D, Heyman M, Marrero DG, Huddleston B, Dachis J, One Drop | Mobile: An Evaluation of Hemoglobin A1c Improvement Linked to App Engagement, JMIR Diabetes 2017;2(2):e21, http://diabetes.jmir.org/2017/2/e21/, doi: 10.2196/diabetes.8039.
3 Kumar S., et al. Impact of a diabetes mobile app with in-app coaching on glycemic control. Late-breaking peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017.
4 Osborn C.Y., et al The One Drop mobile app with in-app coaching improves blood glucose and self-care. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017.

ABOUT ONE DROP
One Drop (Informed Data Systems Inc.) is a digital health company harnessing the power of mobile computing and data science to transform the lives of everyone with diabetes worldwide.

The One Drop platform is evidence-based and clinically effective. It brings affordable, accessible diabetes care to everyone with diabetes and a smartphone, as well as their insurers and health care providers. One Drop’s current offerings include:

One Drop | Chrome: One Drop’s FDA-approved, CE-certified Bluetooth wireless blood glucose monitoring system, which meets the highest standards of clinical accuracy and wirelessly transmits blood glucose data to the cloud via the One Drop | Mobile app for iOS and Android.

One Drop | Plus: One Drop’s newest subscription offerings, providing 50 to 100 blood glucose test strips per month for One Drop | Chrome and unlimited coaching via One Drop | Experts, starting at $13 per month.

One Drop | Premium: One Drop’s unlimited subscription, providing unlimited blood glucose test strips for One Drop | Chrome and unlimited coaching via One Drop | Experts, starting at $33 per month.

One Drop | Experts: One Drop’s 24/7, on-demand, digital diabetes education and coaching service, available as a standalone subscription, starting at $11 per month.* Each One Drop | Experts subscriber has his/her own “Expert” (Certified Diabetes Educator) available 24/7 for guidance, support, and anytime care. Experts deliver personalized digital therapeutics programs, including ADA-recognized diabetes education, to help people with diabetes define and achieve their health management goals. Subscribers can communicate with their Experts anytime via in-app chat; all data recorded in the app is available to Experts in real-time, allowing them to provide personalized behavioral guidance when subscribers need it most — no appointments necessary.

One Drop | Mobile: One Drop’s free, award-winning, cloud-based diabetes management solution delivered entirely via mobile app on iOS and Android. One Drop | Mobile provides real-time and historical blood glucose data and analytics to people with diabetes and their healthcare providers, allowing both to see relationships between specific health behaviors and health outcomes. One Drop | Mobile includes a fully-featured Apple WatchOS app for logging and analyzing diabetes data on the go. One Drop | Mobile is the only diabetes management platform that offers comprehensive self-care, peer-support, and expert support all in one place.

One Drop | Professional: One Drop’s HIPPA-compliant enterprise solution for insurers, healthcare provider networks, self-insured employers, and drug/device manufacturers seeking to dramatically improve health outcomes and lower the cost of caring for people with diabetes. One Drop | Professional delivers real-time data, real-time messaging, custom branding, custom content delivery, custom educational support, EMR/EHR integration, and the most affordable, effective, turnkey diabetes solution in market.

One Drop | Chrome is sold exclusively by One Drop (iOS, Android, and http://onedrop.today/), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com), and Apple (http://store.apple.com). One Drop’s consumer subscription services are available for purchase in-app (iOS and Android) and at http://onedrop.today. The One Drop | Mobile solution is available for free download worldwide (iOS and Android). For more information, contact just@onedrop.today.

*The American Diabetes Association recognizes this education service as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

 

Empowerment through Technology: How do we get there?

Technology & Empowerment

The diabetes technology and digital space is booming and nowhere was this more clear than at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions held this past June in San Diego. From the exhibit hall and poster sessions to the buzz in the hallway, you couldn’t walk 10 feet without seeing something about diabetes technology.

As I listened to what people are saying about technology, I heard a lot of buzzwords and phrases like ‘engagement’, ‘make life with diabetes easier’ and ’empowerment’. It’s true and really exciting. If designed and delivered well, digital health and technology can empower people in their own self-care.

But we have to be careful to make sure these technologies empower people to make healthy choices in their diabetes management and not become disengaged from the link between their behavior and their health.

What does empowerment mean?

Empowerment means the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life. It’s the ability to be mindful and make healthy choices and having the tools and skills needed to act on these choices. Technologies help empower people with diabetes in many ways, especially by giving them data, tools and support, which can be used to increase motivation to be active in their health.

For example, seeing diabetes data can clearly show you the impact that some of your decisions have on your blood sugar, like if you drink a regular soda, it will make your blood sugar go up. Digital health can give people with diabetes tools and teach them skills they can use to actually change their behavior. These technologies also increase access to the support that’s essential to helping people make changes. Having a choice by definition means there is more than one path you can take. Empowering people to make a healthy choice with diabetes doesn’t necessarily make the choice easy, rather it helps them make the healthy choice even though it may not be easy.

I’ll be honest here. Some of the ways that people were talking about technology at ADA made me a little nervous. For example, some folks were describing closed loop and artificial pancreas systems as technologies that will completely automate diabetes management, meaning people who use them won’t ever have to think about diabetes. These tools promise to make diabetes easier and lighten some of the load that people with diabetes have to carry.

Diabetes, Technology & Empowerment

But…

We are doing ourselves a great disservice if we let technology, or our expectations of it, disempower us. Diabetes is a serious condition and living a healthy lifestyle, including taking insulin and other medications as prescribed, is at the center of good diabetes management. We are fooling ourselves if we believe that managing diabetes doesn’t take hard work. We are not doing ourselves any good if we believe that technology can make hard work unnecessary.

If we aren’t careful in the way we talk about and use diabetes technology and digital health tools, we run the risk of becoming disempowered. Empowerment doesn’t mean easy or mindless, rather it means strong and mindful. Empowerment means that when you are faced with a decision, you have the tools you need to make a healthy one, as opposed to making an easy (and often unhealthy) choice and letting technology cover for you.

So, what does empowerment through technology look like?

At One Drop, we truly believe that empowering people in their health is the key to diabetes management. Everything that we do gives people the tools they need to become more mindful, motivated and empowered to manage diabetes well. No matter what technology we use to manage diabetes, whether it’s a closed-loop artificial pancreas system or just an insulin pen/pills,  we should always be mindful of the impact our behaviors have on our health outcomes.

We know that diabetes management takes focus and hard work, and we know this isn’t always easy. We’re committed to giving people the information, tools and support they need to lean into this hard work and be successful because that is the only way we’ll have a lasting impact our health. Any other way is just a band-aid on a broken bone.

PRO-TIP: Share reports with your healthcare Team!

BIG NEWS! One Drop now includes improved reports! Find out how to use our new report features.

Our improved reports now include a Blood Glucose Report for deep analysis of blood glucose trends, a Simple Logbook, and CSV file. Share a link to your reports with anyone so they can view and analyze your results.

Here’s how to access your reports:

 

Blood Glucose Report

Take a look at your Blood Glucose Report by tapping “Blood Glucose Report” in the Reports menu. This report, meant to be viewed on a desktop, displays your blood glucose data for easy analysis. Simply share the link to your report to yourself or to a caregiver to view the data.


In the Blood Glucose report, you can view your blood glucose by hour and day. Change the time range in the top right corner to see your 7, 14, 30 and 90 day trends. The table below the graph also allows your to see your average steps and carb intake over the designated time span. Above the graph, you can see your A1c, weight and medication history to see where you started and how far you’ve come.

Understand Your Graphs

On the graph, each number displayed represents the average of all the blood glucose readings taken for that particular hour or day across the selected time period. Your report gives you a daily and hourly graph — just scroll down your reports to see the different graphs.

In the above report showing blood glucose by hour over the past 30 days, you can see that Rachel’s average at 8am is 88. Below the graph is a table that breaks down blood glucose readings into:

  • % above range
  • in-range
  • % below range

You can set your range in the health goals in Settings, the default setting is 70 mg/dL – 130 mg/dL. Rachel was in-range 82% of the time at 8am, above her set range 4% of the time and below range 14% of the time.

Spotting trends like a low 14% of the time at 8am, after a majority of steps in a day, can help Rachel modify her exercise routine and/or doses of insulin to prevent lows in the morning.

Understanding the Details

Hover over any average value on the graph to get more detailed information about how you’re doing at that time of day. In the report above, you can see that Rachel has a range of 49 mg/dl to 254 mg/dl at 2pm. The bars that extend above and below the average show the range. The pop-up box gives:

  • the range of your highest and lowest numbers
  • the 25th percentile
  • the 75th percentile

The 75th percentile is the number that 75% of your blood glucose readings fall beneath. The 25th percentile is the number that 25% of your readings fall below or 75% of your readings are above.

Simple Logbook

Take a look at your Simple Logbook by tapping “Simple Logbook” in the Reports menu. Like the Blood Glucose Report, this is meant to be viewed on a desktop. You can share the link with your healthcare team, family members, and friends.

Your simple logbook shows you all of your moments by day and provides you daily averages. Use the moment type and time range filters at the top right to highlight the data you’d like to see. To use the moment type filters, click the box next to the type of moment(s) you would like to view or hide in your report. These filters make it easy to track how each moment type can affect another.

CSV

Send all of your moments in a CSV file to your care team by simply selecting the time frame and your preferred delivery method. We make it easy to deliver your diabetes data to your doctors, spouse, friends, and family, just select your delivery method and send!

Want to see these reports in action?

Check out the videos at the links below:

>> More advanced reporting is also on the way — stay tuned!

Mobile Check-Up: Are health apps replacing doctors?

Do you trust your favorite health apps more than your physician? Advanced technology and a struggling healthcare system has left millions looking to smart phones for guidance. Find out what makes apps awesome and how One Drop | Mobile can help keep YOU on track & out of the doctor’s office.

Everyone is using health apps!

Millennials and Baby Boomers alike are driving the growing demand for mobile fitness & health apps. There are more than 250,000 mobile health (mHealth) apps available. As a result, the download rate for these global mHealth apps nearly doubled between 2011 and 2015. It’s not slowing down!

2/3 of all Americans say they are willing to use a mobile app to manage their health.

What should you look for?

80% of all mobile apps are deleted after just one use! People like you are looking for quality content and a consistently exceptional user experience. So, what makes the ideal health app?

Appealing Appearance

First impressions are everything. An app can only affect a user’s health behavior if they enjoy using it! Therefore, successful apps have a user interface that is uniquely branded and beautifully designed.

Easy to Use + Affordable

A mHealth app should be easy to install and use, and should come at little to no cost to the consumer. With hundreds of thousands of options on the market, users don’t have the patience for complicated apps. Quality apps are intuitive and ideally free!

Empowering

Many people are driven by a desire to control their own destinies and they see mHealth apps as a tool for achieving a happy, successful life. The most common motivators for using an mHealth app are tracking and reminders related to diet, medications, symptoms, and physical activity.

Adaptable

Successful apps are constantly evaluating and meeting the users’ changing needs. New features, bug fixes, and streamlining operations keep customers satisfied.

Content that Connects

Health is personal, therefore mHealth apps should include content that connects to users. Content should convey health knowledge, how to apply that knowledge, and establish a community for open discussion.

Helpful Customer Support

Not every mHealth user is tech-savvy. Users who need help should have a place to turn to! A winning app has a friendly and knowledgeable customer support team to answer questions ASAP.

One Drop | Mobile

One Drop | Mobile app

In 2016, healthcare costs rose by the most in 32 years. With the prices of medications, doctor appointments, and health insurance on the rise, the public needs quality mHealth apps to stay on track. Put away your checkbook. One Drop | Mobile has your back!

✓ Sleek and modern interface.

✓ Easy to navigate, with step-by-step instructions for new users 🙂

✓ Frequent updates for iOS and Android.

✓ Log your daily activities, and see the relationships that food, medications, and activity have with glucose levels.

✓ See REAL results. One Drop | Mobile users have experienced 1.0% reduction in A1c in as little as 2 months.

One Drop | Mobile improves A1c

“The improvement in A1c we’ve seen among our users is often achieved with drugs, but rarely, if ever, seen with self-care interventions.” – Jeff Dachis, Founder and CEO of One Drop

✓ Learn how others in the One Drop community navigate their daily lives, from one good glucose reading to the next. Share your own stories and find support!

✓ 24/7 Customer Support Team to happily answer your question in 24 hours or less!

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Five Things I Learned at SBM This Year

Last week, I joined many of the top scientists in health behavior and behavioral medicine in San Diego for the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Annual meeting. I got to hear about the latest research on the relationship between behavior and health. Like most of the conferences that I go to, you learn a lot by going to the sessions, and you learn even more by watching and observing what’s going on, both in and outside the sessions. I want to tell you about the five things that I took away from SBM this year.

1. Digital Health is the future, and the future is now: It was awesome to see how much work is being done to show how helpful digital health tools (like One Drop) are in helping people change their behavior and make healthier choices. Several years ago, we thought that digital health was the future, and this conference was proof that the future has arrived! It’s really exciting to see how far we’ve come in just a couple of years and to think about where we’ll be a couple years from now.

2. Health researchers can’t work alone: If we really want to make a big impact, health researchers need to surround ourselves with people with different skills. I talked to a lady who told me she is developing some kind of health app. When I asked her who was developing the app, she said that she was writing the code herself. As she told me more, it was clear that, while her ideas were good, the app was not at all user-friendly. If we are going to do research that helps people, we need to work with people who can help us build the tools to do it well. As health researchers, we have a lot of knowledge and skills. There’s also a lot of knowledge and skills that we need and don’t have. In order to make the best ‘product’, we need to work closely with people who can help us do that.

3. Communication is key: The ways that researchers let other people know about the research that we’re doing is changing – and this is a good thing. Not too long ago, the only way we let people know about what we learned in our research is by publishing the results in journals. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals is still really important because it keeps us honest in doing good research, but have you ever tried to read a journal article? It’s not always easy. As health researchers, we need to talk about our research not only in journals, but also in places and ways the average person can understand it. We need to use tools like blogs and social media to tell people about the things we discover in ways that are simple and easy to understand.

4. We need a way to get research into the real world: There are lots of really smart people doing a lot of important research on how to improve health behaviors. The problem is, once the study is over, the information doesn’t go anywhere. If we find something that works, it’s really important that we find ways to make it available to the people who really need it, and that doesn’t always happen. We need to find ways to make the things that we find work available to as many people as we can. Researchers need to think outside the academic box and partner with companies, non-profits and health care providers to make sure their great work is being used.

RSM-SBMpressRelease-featureImage5. One Drop works!: I’ve known about One Drop’s research findings for a while now, so technically this isn’t something that I learned at SBM. Our team presented research at SBM showing 1% improvement in self-reported A1c from a baseline of 8.2% in 1,372 people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes using the One Drop Mobile app. We are going to be presenting a lot more exciting research in June at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. Stay tuned!

At SBM this year I was reminded that as a community, we’re doing a great job at finding ways to help people change their behavior and be healthier, especially using digital tools. But we have a responsibility to do more than just good research. We need to work with others to make tools that are well designed and easy to use. We need to talk about our findings in ways that are simple and relatable. We need to make sure that our research doesn’t just sit on a shelf, but is used in the real world.

I also was excited to discover that One Drop is leading the way in many of these areas – and I am excited to see what the future holds!

Dr. Jeffrey Gonzalez shares tips for staying on top of your diabetes medications

Dr. Jeffrey Gonzalez shares advice on taking medications

Dr. Jeffrey S. Gonzalez, PhD is an international expert on medication-taking among people with type 2 diabetes. He’s a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yeshiva University and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is a NIH-funded investigator who designs and tests programs to help people with diabetes successfully take their medications.

I’ve known Dr. Gonzalez for over eight years. We share a passion for understanding, predicting, and promoting medication adherence in diabetes. We’ve shared the stage at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Session, collaborated on research and co-authored papers together, and served on the National Diabetes Education Program’s Medication Adherence Task Force. I caught up with Dr. Gonzalez at the recent Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange meeting in San Antonio, Texas. We chatted about our shared interest in helping people take their medications. Here’s our conversation in a nutshell…

How do you describe what you do?

My work gets at how people take their medications, what gets in the way, particularly depression and distress, what helps, and developing programs to help people become more successful.

How is taking medications different for people with diabetes?

Taking medications can be challenging. With diabetes, we’re talking about taking medications for a life time. That’s different from taking aspirin for a headache, and when the headache goes away, you don’t need more. Or, you take one round of antibiotics to clear up an infection, and then you’re done with it. For someone with diabetes, the signal of how a medication is working can be a lot less clear.

What gets in the way of people taking their medications?

Across studies and chronic conditions, forgetting is the number one reason why people don’t take their medications as prescribed. But, there are two types of non-adherence. One is intentional and the other non-intentional. Intentional non-adherence is when people don’t take their medications because they’re concerned about side effects, cost, and the negative consequences of doing so. Non-intentional nonadherence often has to do with forgetting and not having routines that support medication taking. The more people can develop routines, automatic habits, and integrate their medication taking into their daily life, the more successful they’ll be at taking their medications.

The cost of insulin and other diabetes medications is a huge challenge for people. What can people do to get around that?

Quote from Jeffrey Gonzalez on cost of medications

Treatment for diabetes is life-saving and has enormous benefits. On the other side of these benefits is a cost. Medications have financial costs and time costs. Providers aren’t always attuned to that. It’s important people with diabetes be empowered to ask questions and have cost be a part of the conversation about what regimen is right for them. If there’s a regimen that’s just as effective, but less costly in terms of the time it takes to take the medications and the financial commitment, that medication regimen might be a better match.

What tips, strategies, and recommendations do you have for people with diabetes?

First, understand the importance and that there’s a benefit to be had. The benefit is about delaying and preventing complications of diabetes.

Second, make sure you understand why you’re being prescribed a particular regimen. You need to have enough information so you can fully commit. Learn what actions your different medications have and why they work together. Ideally, you should be getting some feedback from your doctor on how your regimen is working. Ask your doctor about what changes you should be seeing in your blood glucose readings, and in your A1c values. And, track that over time, so you get feedback that it’s actually working and your getting a benefit.

Third, once you understand a regimen’s importance and are convinced it’s a good fit for your health, lifestyle, and wallet, given other options, it’s important to routinize the regimen. The more integrated medication taking is in your routine, the more likely it is that you’ll successfully maintain it over time. Rather than thinking of a dosing schedule in clock time, like a morning dose at 8 am and a night dose at 8 pm, think about what you do around those times every day. Tie the medication taking activity with another daily activity like a cup of coffee in the morning and brushing teeth at night. That’s a more successful strategy.

Fourth, reminders are also great. People set alarms. They make check boxes on a physical calendar. They use apps. There’s no one right strategy. Whatever works!

And, finally, prepare for schedule disruptions! Your schedule will be disrupted. Life gets in the way. People travel, or something unexpected will undoubtedly happen. Prepare for that. Have a back-up dose in your glove compartment, in your desk at work, or in your wife’s purse. Maybe even make medication packing the first part of packing for a trip. That way you can enjoy more of your vacation and not waste it orchestrating an emergency supply.

How do we make diabetes education more accessible?

One Drop | Experts: Accessibility

When Jamie was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008, she wasn’t given much direction. Her primary care doctor wrote her a prescription for Metformin and said ‘see you again in 6 months.’ She went home with a lot of questions about diabetes and very few answers. Unfortunately, Jamie’s experience is all too common.

We have a diabetes education access problem

Many people with diabetes simply don’t have access to basic, high quality diabetes education. A recent study found that only 6.8% of people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes received diabetes education in the first year after their diagnosis. Put another way, over 93% of people diagnosed with diabetes – a condition that requires you to take care of yourself on daily basis – have not been given the information they need to be successful. As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes increases, so will the challenge of giving people the information and tools they need to take care of themselves.

One Drop | Experts is eliminating barriers and making high quality diabetes education accessible to everyone. Let’s take a look at the barrier to traditional diabetes education and what One Drop | Experts is doing about them.

Geography

  • The barrier: Some people with diabetes don’t live anywhere near a diabetes educator, so their access is limited. Sometimes the closest diabetes education program is just too far away or too difficult to get to.
  • One Drop | Experts: Using our mobile platform, we’re able to deliver diabetes education, regardless of geography. Just pick up your phone and chat with your CDE no matter how far you live from the nearest diabetes education program.

For people like me who live in the boonies with no diabetes educator nearby, One Drop is awesome. Now I have a very knowledgable CDE via text whenever I need him.
Jamie (T2D)

Schedule

  • The barrier: Diabetes education takes time and with work and family obligations, classes aren’t always scheduled at times when people can get to them.
  • One Drop | Experts: One Drop | Experts is available anytime, no appointments necessary. Have a question or need some information? Simply pick up your phone and ask, and we’ll be there to answer. We even have access to your diabetes data, so we can give you feedback and help you solve problems in real-time – no need to wait for you next appointment!

One Drop | Experts: Accessibility

Format

  • The barrier: Traditional diabetes education isn’t not always presented in a way that makes it easy to learn what’s being taught. Classes dump an overwhelming amount of information on people all at once, and oftentimes don’t offer any individualized support or follow-up. This makes it hard for people to learn and make changes to their behavior – which is the ultimate goal of diabetes education.
  • One Drop | Experts: Our basic diabetes education, called One Drop | Experts On-Track, takes place over the course of 9 weeks. We give you the information, tools and support you need to manage diabetes, in language that’s easy to understand and at a comfortable pace. And our support never ends – even after the formal program is over, your Expert will still be there for you, however and whenever you need them.

I’m grateful for your ongoing support. For the first time in my life I actually feel supported from a professional. I think I’m understanding this disease much better now and I have a better sense of what I must do to control this disease.
-Anna (T2D)

Cost

  • The barrier: Insurance companies often limit the number of diabetes education sessions that people can attend and paying out of pocket for education on how to manage this serious condition is not an option for many people. This leaves people who need ongoing diabetes education without the support they need.
  • One Drop | Experts: One Drop | Experts is included with a One Drop | Premium subscription, so for a low monthly subscription, you get unlimited test strips but unlimited access to a Certified Diabetes educator. No more paying out of pocket for information you need to manage your diabetes, or insurance companies telling you how much time you get with your CDE. One Drop offers diabetes education (and a whole lot more) at a price you can afford.

I love that I can get guidance from my CDE anytime, without worrying about how I’m going to pay for it.
-Marty (T1D)

One Drop | Experts

One Drop | Experts is changing the game in diabetes education by giving users tools and personalized support they need to manage their diabetes, where ever they live, whatever their schedule, in language that’s easy to understand, at a pace that helps them learn, and at price they can afford.