12 Days of Diabadass✨

12 Days of Diabadass - One Drop

#12DaysOfDiabadass

It’s been a great year. Twelve (12!) months ago, we launched One Drop Chrome and our Premium subscription plan, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have all of you along with us for the ride!  We’ve been there with you during your highs and lows, and even the unicorns! And we can’t thank you enough for letting us be part of every single moment.

To honor all of you, we’re kicking off the very first 12 Days of Diabadass. Over the next 12 days, we’re shining the spotlight on just a few One Drop users — 12, to be exact — who show us all what it means to be a diabadass.

As we share 12 unique and inspiring user stories between now and January 1, we’re also running a special celebratory contest…

 

🚨 Contest Alert 🚨

(Read: Win free stuff!)

Share your love for One Drop now through January 1st on social media — share a photo of you and your Chrome in the wild, video yourself telling us why you love One Drop, post a picture of your gorgeous face with a note about why One Drop makes you smile, sky is the limit! — with hashtag #12DaysOfDiabadass and tag @OneDropToday for the chance to win a One Drop | Chrome glucometer + 1 year of unlimited stripsJust make sure you share the love & the hashtag with us on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. 5 winners will be selected & announced on January 2nd, 2018! We wanted to kick off the new year with a bang, and we want to do it with you 🙂

PRO-TIP: Subscribe to our mailing list – we’ll send out discount codes via email during these 12 Days of Diabadass, so keep your eyes peeled! 

Everyone wins. 🙂

 

Share the love!

Join the fun! All you have to do is share your love for your One Drop app, meter, coach, or test strips. Show us your smiling face, use the #12DaysOfDiabadass hashtag, and tag One Drop. Once you’ve shared, you’ll also be entered into our contest to win a Premium annual subscription. Then, on January 2nd, we’ll announce our five special winners and share some of our favorite #12DaysOfDiabadass moments!

 

New Year, New Fit With Diabetes Challenge!

Fit with diabetes: Let’s do this, together. 

If you need a little motivation and support to get started on your health and diabetes goals in January, why not join me in taking the Fit With Diabetes Challenge?

It’s a free, 4-week challenge focused on diabetes and exercise, healthy nutrition, and weight management with diabetes. I, along with a team of top diabetes experts, will take you through some of the most important aspects you should know about the aforementioned topics. 

The challenge starts on January 3, but you can go ahead and sign up here: https://diabetesstrong.com/diabetes-challenge/

How the Fit With Diabetes Challenge works

The Fit With Diabetes Challenge consists of five parts:

  1. Daily activities or “challenges” that take you through everything you need to do in a step-by-step fashion
  2. Articles covering the most important topics on diabetes and weight management
  3. Weekly meal plans
  4. Workout programs that you can do during the challenge (home and gym workouts)
  5. A Facebook support group for challenge participants to ask questions, share experiences and connect with other people who want to be Fit With Diabetes

Each week, there will be a giveaway where you can win awesome diabetes products from challenge sponsors like One Drop. Additionally, there will be a special discount from One Drop to all challenge participants. More on that special deal later! 

Who all should sign up? 

Did I mention that it’s totally FREE to take the challenge? Anyone and everyone is welcome to join! 

The challenge is for all fitness levels. It’s based on my own experiences with diabetes and exercise, as well as the knowledge and insights of other diabetes and exercise experts. There will be posts by:

If you are ready to join me to learn more about diabetes, weight management, and exercise, then sign up for the challenge! In 2018,  we’re getting Fit With Diabetes together!

Sign up here: https://diabetesstrong.com/diabetes-challenge/

DRAMATIC A1C IMPROVEMENT AMONG PEOPLE WITH DIABETES USING WITH ONE DROP | MOBILE APP ON IPHONE AND APPLE WATCH

Study published in JMIR mHealth & uHealth reports average A1c reduction of 1.36% among users of One Drop | Mobile app on iPhone and Apple Watch

November 28, 2017 — New York, NY — A study published in JMIR mHealth & uHealth found people with diabetes using the One Drop | Mobile app on their iPhone and Apple Watch reduce their hemoglobin A1c by an average 1.36%. Lowering A1c by an absolute 0.5% decreases cardiovascular disease by 10%. Each 1% A1c reduction is associated with a 37% decrease in the risk of microvascular complications and a 21% decrease in the risk of any diabetes-related complication or death.

“Study after study shows people using One Drop experience incredible outcomes. They eat fewer carbs, become more active, and experience dramatic results. But with the Apple Watch, results are even better,” said Dr. Chandra Osborn, Vice President of Health and Behavioral Informatics at One Drop. At the recent Stanford MedX conference, One Drop reported people with type 2 diabetes using the app with a One Drop | Expert coach and an Apple Watch, had an estimated 1.2% A1c improvement in three months [1]. Without the Apple Watch, the estimated A1c improvement is 1% in three months [2].

Using retrospective app-collected data, One Drop, in collaboration with internationally-known scientists, assessed the self-reported A1c change of people using One Drop | Mobile on iPhone and Apple Watch who tracked their A1cs in the app. They also assessed whether app engagement was associated with an A1c change.

The latest published results come from 256 people with diabetes who had tracked at least 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 65 people with type 1 diabetes and 191 people with type 2 diabetes, 23% were female, diagnosed with diabetes for a mean 8.3 years, and tracked an average 2176 self-care activities in the app between A1c values. Self-reported A1c can be as accurate as laboratory A1c [3], and self-reported A1c was significantly associated with 90-day average blood glucose and consistent with cohort studies testing the relationship between blood glucose and laboratory A1c [4]. During a median 4 months, A1c improved by -1.36% or -14.9 mmol/mol (from 8.72% [71.8 mmol/mol] to 7.36% [56.9 mmol/mol]). Using One Drop | Mobile to track food was independently associated with a greater A1c improvement when first adjusted for other data being tracked, and then further adjusted for gender, location, years of diagnosed diabetes, and time between A1cs. For detailed study results, please see http://mhealth.jmir.org/2017/11/e179/.

“Improving A1c by 1.0% or more not only yields better quality of life for our users, but also saves them an estimated $1,324.30 per person in the first year and an estimated $8,128.83 after five years,” said Jeff Dachis, Founder and CEO of One Drop. “We are using behavioral- and data science-backed approaches to deliver the most accessible, engaging, affordable, and clinically effective digital diabetes self-care platform in market.”

For more information, contact just@onedrop.today.

1. Osborn CY. The One Drop diabetes iOS and WatchOS app with in-app coaching from Certified Diabetes Educators improves blood glucose, carbohydrate intake, and physical activity. Stanford MedX; 2017; Palo Alto, CA.

2. Osborn CY, Heyman M, Huddleston B, Van Ginkel JR, Rodbard D, Dachis J. The One Drop mobile app with in-app coaching improves blood glucose and self-care. 2017. Diabetes Abstract Book, vol 67 (Suppl 1).

3. 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 1).

4. Makris K, Spanou L. Is there a relationship between mean blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin? 2011. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 5(6):1572-1583.

5. Kumar S, Moseson H, Uppal J, Juusola JL. A diabetes mobile app with in-app coaching from a Certified Diabetes Educator reduces A1c for individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educ. under review.

6. Wagner EH, Sandhu N, Newton KM, McCulloch DK, Ramsey SD, Grothaus LC. Effect of improved glycemic control on health care costs and utilization. JAMA. 2001;285(2):182-189.

7. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Medical Care [CPIMEDSL]. 2017. Accessed November 1, 2017.

8. Kumar S, Moseson H, Uppal J, Osborn CY, Heyman M, Juusola J. Impact of a diabetes mobile app with in-app coaching on glycemic control (63LB). Paper presented at: American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions 2017; San Diego, CA, USA.

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 | Mobile app is available for free on iOS and Android in seven different languages (Russian, French, German, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and English) and is used by people with diabetes in over 200 countries worldwide. Full integration with Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, Dexcom, and Fitbit allows One Drop | Mobile users to sync blood glucose, fitness, nutrition, and other health data from thousands of apps and devices. Users schedule medication reminders, view statistics, set goals, track A1c and weight, get data-driven insights, provide and receive support from other users, and get tips and advice to help with diabetes management.

One Drop also offers world-class diabetes supplies and services as a monthly subscription, allowing people with diabetes to obtain the daily management tools they need without insurance, prescriptions, appointments, or hassles. The subscription plans include a sleek Bluetooth blood glucose monitor, home delivery of blood glucose testing supplies and 24/7 live in-app support from diabetes experts, marrying modern design with evidence-based diabetes management strategies that improve clinical outcomes at a fraction of the cost of current standards of care. One Drop’s complete diabetes management platform is now available throughout the United States, Canada, European Union, and United Kingdom, bringing affordable, accessible and clinically effective diabetes care to people with diabetes in 30 countries.

Learn more at http://www.onedrop.today/.

One Drop is App of the Day in the iOS App Store!

We’re Apple’s App of the Day! 📱

If you head over to the App Store today, you’ll see a totally revamped store (which looks amazing, BTW), as well as One Drop, featured as Apple’s App of the day! This stamp of approval from the “digital magazine for apps” is what many people & developers worldwide deem the ultimate seal of approval. And with the millions of apps available for download, we are stoked to receive such all-star recognition.

One Drop App Highlights

So what does Apple have to say about their App of the Day pick?

  • “One Drop makes [managing your diabetes] a lot easier and presents the data in a format that makes sense at a glance.”

  • “Your blood sugar (the red circle) is what you need to monitor, but the other colors help you visualize how lifestyle choices might be affecting that important number.”

  • “Seeing the information contextualized in this way can also help you identify problematic times of the day, as well as highlight your successes.”

  • “We particularly appreciate the step-by-step recipes for A1C-friendly versions of our favorite dishes. Who knew low-carb tacos could be so delicious?”

For the full story, check out Apple’s coverage here. (PSST 🗣 To get the full experience, view this story in the App Store on iOS 11 with your iPhone or iPad.)

Just in time: National Diabetes Awareness Month

This awesome feature comes just in the nick of time – it’s National Diabetes Awareness Month! So having an app like One Drop highlighted in the Apple Store is just one more way to get all eyes on diabetes. 👀

It’s this awareness and advocacy that are helping to accelerate diabetes into the 21st century. And One Drop users are fueling the fire. 🚀 In just over two years, over 1/2 million One Drop | Mobile users have contributed over 500 million health data points. We have logged in 8,500,000 times, spent more than 13,000,000 minutes in the app tracking & analyzing our BGs, meds, food, and activity, and contributed to a growing body of health data informing the future of diabetes self-care. Why? Because we are not waiting. 👊

One Drop Announces Regulatory Approval And Launch In Canada

Company announces regulatory approval of mobile blood glucose monitoring system One Drop | Chrome and the official launch of its direct-to-consumer subscription services, One Drop | Premium & Plus, throughout Canada

NEW YORKNov. 6, 2017 — One Drop today announced Health Canada approval for One Drop | Chrome, its Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitoring system that syncs directly with the One Drop | Mobile app. One Drop | Chrome is available as part of One Drop’s Premium and Plus subscriptions plans, marrying modern design with evidence-based diabetes management strategies that improve clinical outcomes at a fraction of the cost of current standards of care. One Drop’s complete diabetes management platform — hassle-free blood glucose testing supplies and 24/7 live in-app support from diabetes experts — is now available throughout the United StatesCanada, European Union, and United Kingdom, bringing affordable, accessible and clinically effective diabetes care to people with diabetes in 30 countries.

“In delivering the full One Drop experience to Canada, we are offering an essential extension to the Canadian healthcare system, just as we have in the US, EU, and UK,” said CEO and Founder, Jeff Dachis. “You cannot improve health outcomes among people with chronic illness without continuous care. With on-demand advice from diabetes experts and data-driven insights served up every day, we’re delivering hyper-personalized care when and where it’s needed most.”

Today, diabetes affects roughly 500 million people worldwide and accounts for 12% ($825 billion) of global healthcare spend each year due to direct costs, healthcare services, loss of productivity, and disability. These expenses steadily increase the financial burden of diabetes on both individuals and governments, worsening health outcomes by placing essential treatment out of reach for millions of people. Even in Canada, where healthcare is publicly funded nationwide, people with diabetes face many of the same difficulties as Americans in managing their care: the available technology is antiquated and there is no support for patients between clinic visits.

One Drop brings diabetes care to the 21st century, dramatically improves health outcomes, and directly reduces costs for both payers and people with diabetes. Starting at $19.95 per month, One Drop’s monthly subscription services provide:

One Drop | Chrome and Testing Supplies: One Drop | Chrome not only meets the highest standards of clinical accuracy, but also wirelessly transmits blood glucose data directly to the cloud via the One Drop | Mobile app for iOS and Android. Blood glucose test strips are delivered directly to the doors of Premium and Plus subscribers — no prescriptions, no insurance, no appointments, and no hassles.

One Drop | Experts for Anytime Care: One Drop | Experts moves diabetes education out of the clinic and into the lives of people with diabetes. Each subscriber has his/her own “Expert” (Certified Diabetes Educator) 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. 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 relevant behavioral guidance in the moments when subscribers need it most. No appointments necessary.

One Drop | Mobile for Data-Driven Insights: One Drop | Mobile is an 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 subscribers and their healthcare providers, allowing both to see relationships between specific health behaviors and health outcomes. One Drop | Mobile also 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 | Mobile is available for free in the App Store and on Google Play in seven languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French, German, and Russian — and is used by people with diabetes in over 200 countries worldwide. Full integration with Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, Dexcom, and Fitbit allows One Drop | Mobile users to sync blood glucose, fitness, nutrition, and other health data from thousands of apps and devices.

In just over two years, over 1/2 million One Drop | Mobile users have contributed over 500 million health data points toward better understanding diabetes. Cumulatively, One Drop users have logged in 8,500,000 times, spent more than 13,000,000 minutes in the app tracking and analyzing blood glucose, medication, food, and physical activity, and contributed to the growing body of health data informing the future of diabetes self-care.

“Any diabetes ‘solution’ must drive positive clinical results,” said Dachis. “With One Drop, we are delivering a well-designed, evidence-based diabetes solution that is accessible, affordable, scalable, and effective to anyone, anywhere in the world. In doing so, we reach our goal of empowering everyone with diabetes to make better choices, lead fuller lives, and achieve meaningful improvements in their health.”

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 (http://getonedrop.com), 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://getonedrop.com. One Drop | Mobile is available for free download worldwide (iOS and Android). For more information, contact just@onedrop.today.

One Drop Partners with Fitbit to Bring Diabetes Management Data Insights to Users Worldwide

One Drop users gain 24/7 access to Fitbit data in combination with One Drop health data to drive more comprehensive care management experience

One Drop to develop custom app for Fitbit Ionic™ providing diabetes-related health data on wrist for users of both Android and iOS devices

NEW YORKOct. 31, 2017 — One Drop, a leading digital diabetes care and self-management platform, today announced a multi-part collaboration with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) that will use the power of Fitbit wearable data to bring enhanced data-driven care management tools to the diabetes community. The first initiative will be to integrate enhanced access to Fitbit data into the One Drop | Mobile app for diabetes management, providing One Drop users with at-a-glance access to Fitbit data, with the goal of helping users better understand the impact of physical activity on blood glucose management. Fitbit data will also be incorporated into One Drop reports, allowing physicians and One Drop | Experts, and One Drop | Professional users to utilize this data to make more personalized, informed care decisions.

Starting in November, One Drop users will be able to sync Fitbit intraday data to their One Drop accounts. This will allow users of the free, cloud-based diabetes management solution to seamlessly integrate data from all Fitbit devices throughout the day, reducing the burden of manually tracking physical activity, sleep and heart rate data.

One Drop will also analyze Fitbit data along with One Drop’s 500 million user-generated health data points with the goal of surfacing deeper insights and improving health outcomes for all people with diabetes worldwide. For example, someone can potentially see how their physical activity can impact blood glucose levels. One Drop | Experts1 users will be able to review this data with their very own Certified Diabetes Educator as they work together to meet personalized health goals.

“We strive to provide our community with the most comprehensive set of data and tools to manage their diabetes or prediabetes. Working with Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand, was a natural next step for One Drop,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder, One Drop. “One Drop is among the top Health and Fitness apps in nearly 120 countries with over 600,000 downloads worldwide. By integrating Fitbit data and creating an app for Fitbit Ionic, we will be able to provide our users and their healthcare providers with more data and deeper insights to better manage their diabetes.”

Also beginning in November, all One Drop users, regardless of their mobile platform, will be able to purchase the Fitbit tracker that best suits their needs, including Fitbit’s new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic, through a special offer made available through a unique One Drop storefront experience.

One Drop will also develop an app for Fitbit Ionic, bringing One Drop’s care management experience to the wrist. Using the Fitbit software development kit (SDK), which was made available to developers last month, users will be able to track the same self-care data, and view data-driven insights and statistics from One Drop with convenience and ease.

One Drop is an award-winning2, cloud-based diabetes management solution with a track record of delivering remarkable clinical outcomes3  through its evidence-based self-care tools, professional coaching, and data-driven insights. A study published in JMIR Diabetes in August 2017 demonstrated a 1.1% to 1.3% absolute reduction in A1C in just four months among free One Drop | Mobile users, a more significant reduction than other published research suggested was possible using a mobile care management app. As part of this partnership, the companies are exploring new research opportunities to enhance future product innovation.

“Our mission is to help make the world healthier, and our new Ionic smartwatch is the health platform that allows us to deliver our most advanced health and fitness features to the market,” said Adam Pellegrini, General Manager Fitbit Health Solutions. “This holistic experience brings the power of Fitbit data together with One Drop’s sophisticated care management technology to provide meaningful insights on the role of physical activity and how it can improve the health of those living with diabetes.”

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 (iOSAndroid, 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.

Fitbit and the Fitbit logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fitbit, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Additional Fitbit trademarks can be found at www.fitbit.com/legal/trademark-list. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

1 One Drop | Experts has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education and Support: http://onedrop.today/experts/

2 http://onedrop.today/2015/03/25/one-drop-launches-at-launch-festival-2015/

3 http://diabetes.jmir.org/2017/2/e21/

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.