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  • When Healthcare Hurts

    Most of us have been there at one time or another- face to face with a medical professional who we think might actually be bad for our health. But what if that person is our regular diabetes provider?

    How can healthcare hurt?

    As a Certified Diabetes Educator at One Drop, I have the extraordinary privilege of getting a unique, daily, and very personal journeys of people with diabetes. As you might expect, these journeys regularly include encounters with healthcare team members. While so many of these visits were positive and productive, there have been some heartbreaking and even nerve-wracking accounts of healthcare gone wrong. They range from inaccurate and unsafe clinical advice and assumptions, to poor “bedside manner” — providers who don’t listen, respect, partner, or personalize. Whether small or large, these medical missteps negatively affect the diabetes management of those at the center, the individuals who live day to day with this disease.

    Unfortunately, options can be limited. The number of healthcare professionals who specialize in diabetes management is significantly smaller than the number of people who live with diabetes. This is especially true in rural areas and for certain specialty areas like pediatrics. As a result, countless people with diabetes feel stuck in a dead-end relationship with a problematic healthcare team.

    However, there are things you can do.

    Tips for getting the most out of your healthcare team:

    Assess your relationship. Does your provider listen to what you have to say? Do they provide adequate information, resources, and options? Can you contact your provider with questions or concerns in between visits? How do you feel when you leave your provider’s office?

    Get up to date. Knowledge is power! Learning as much as you can about managing your condition gives you a leg up both in and out of the doctor’s office. Enroll in Experts | On Track or ask your One Drop Expert for information and resources about diabetes management.

    Advocate. Ask for what you need to be successful. Unsure of what a particular lab result means? Ask for clarification. Want to sit down with a Certified Diabetes Educator for an in-depth review? Ask for a referral. You are the expert in your own life, so advocate for the things you need to live healthily. Make sure you have someone else to advocate for you in case you are unable as well.

    Prep for your visit. Office visits can be short and quick, but spending some time preparing for a visit can help you get the most out of it. Start by familiarizing yourself with your most recent data and blood sugar trends before you go in using One Drop reports and in-app analysis. Make a list of things you want to ask or discuss to bring to your visit so you can leave with answers to all of your questions. You may want to prioritize your list too, in case you’re running short on time. Bring something to take notes with, especially if you don’t receive any kind of “summary” print out from your provider’s office.

    Touch base. No one should have to wait around 3 months with high or low blood sugars until the next doctor’s appointment- it’s not healthy or safe. Make sure your diabetes team is available to answer questions and make dose adjustments in between visits. Ask for contact information, including a phone number, email address, and/or fax number- and you may have to persist. While in your visit, ask your doctor some “What If” questions, especially if you have trouble getting in touch between visits. For example, “What if my blood sugars are still above 200 a week or two from now- should I increase my dose again by the same amount?” Your doctor may give you a Plan A, but if possible, get a Plan B too!

    Consider a switch. If there is no improvement despite your best efforts, it may be time for a change. There are several ways to find a different provider- sometimes there are other providers within the same clinic, or at a satellite clinic. There may be a different practice in town too, or maybe even several. Call or check out your insurance company’s website for a list of available in network options. Ask local diabetes support groups for suggestions. Consider other types of providers if necessary, including Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

    Connect with others. When it comes to diabetes, there is power in numbers. Lean on the diabetes community for general information, peer support, tips, and reviews.

    And when your medical team does do a great job, be sure to let them know and say thanks!

    Remember: healthcare should help, not hurt. If you feel like you’re in an unhealthy relationship with your healthcare team, take action!

  • One Drop Launches New ‘Plus’ Subscriptions, Releases One Drop | Experts Worldwide, Expands Shipments to United Kingdom & European Union

    One Drop’s digital diabetes management platform now reaches over 200,000 users worldwide, expanding the company’s robust data science and machine learning efforts to include over 300,000,000 real-world health data points for diabetes

    May 22, 2017 — New York — One Drop today announced the launch of One Drop | Plus, expanding its subscription offerings to better meet the individual needs of people with pre-, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. One Drop’s Plus and Premium digital diabetes management solutions are now available throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union, bringing accessible and affordable diabetes care to consumers across the United States and Europe. Additionally, One Drop | Experts, the first and only digital diabetes education* and coaching program recognized by the American Diabetes Association, is now available worldwide as a standalone subscription.

    One Drop | Plus and One Drop | Experts subscribers get the benefit of several new affordable choices that all include unlimited 24/7 live in-app support from dedicated Certified Diabetes Educators and the same industry-leading customer experience as One Drop | Premium, the company’s evidence-based diabetes management solution delivering both unlimited blood glucose test strips and unlimited 24/7 live in-app support from dedicated Certified Diabetes Educators for less than the cost of a co-pay.


    One Drop’s subscription offerings now include:

    One Drop | Plus 50 (starting at $13 per month — available in US, UK, EU)

    50 blood glucose test strips for the One Drop | Chrome Bluetooth™ blood glucose monitor delivered direct to your door each month PLUS unlimited one-on-one coaching with a dedicated Certified Diabetes Educator via One Drop | Experts

    Available exclusively at One Drop (iOS, Android, http://onedrop.today/) in-app and online, with shipping beginning immediately (US, UK, and EU)

    One Drop | Plus 100 (starting at $23 per month — available in US, UK, EU)

    100 blood glucose test strips for the One Drop | Chrome Bluetooth™ blood glucose monitor delivered direct to your door each month PLUS unlimited one-on-one coaching with a dedicated Certified Diabetes Educator via One Drop | Experts

    Available exclusively at One Drop (iOS, Android, http://onedrop.today/) in-app and online, with shipping beginning immediately (US, UK, and EU)

    One Drop | Premium (starting at $33 per month — available in US, UK, EU)

    Unlimited blood glucose test strips for the One Drop | Chrome Bluetooth™ blood glucose monitor delivered direct to your door each month PLUS unlimited one-on-one coaching with a dedicated Certified Diabetes Educator via One Drop | Experts

    Available exclusively at One Drop (iOS, Android, http://onedrop.today/) in-app and online with shipping beginning immediately (US, UK, and EU)

    One Drop | Experts (starting at $11 per month — available worldwide)

    Unlimited 24/7 access to a dedicated diabetes “Expert” (Certified Diabetes Educator) for guidance, support, and anytime care, including ADA-recognized diabetes education. Subscribers can communicate with their Experts anytime via in-app chat; all data recorded in the One Drop | Mobile 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.

    Available worldwide starting today at One Drop (iOS, Android, http://onedrop.today/)


     

    In addition to making ADA-recognized diabetes self-management education available worldwide through One Drop | Experts, One Drop will soon offer more targeted education programs, addressing issues such as advanced carbohydrate counting, gestational diabetes, parenting children with diabetes, and diabetes burnout. With industry-leading diabetes self-management education subscription options, One Drop is increasing affordability and accessibility of essential diabetes support and education, putting a Certified Diabetes Educator into the hands of everyone with diabetes and a smartphone.

    All One Drop solutions are available direct to consumers — no insurance, no prescriptions, no appointments, and no hassles.

    “At One Drop, we are bringing evidence-based diabetes care into the 21st century with seamlessly integrated devices, a fully featured diabetes management app, data-driven insights, and ongoing one-on-one support from dedicated diabetes experts — all right on your mobile phone,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder. “No one wants more ‘business as usual’ with yet another clunky device in a vinyl zippered case, expensive supplies, or impersonal, reactive, remote diabetes monitoring from a call center. People deserve much better.”

    One Drop’s award-winning mobile app, One Drop | Mobile, has been available for free on the App Store since April 2015 and on Google Play since September 2016. The app is available in four languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic — and is used by people with diabetes in every sovereign country worldwide. It has quickly become the most powerful, elegant, comprehensive, and fully integrated diabetes management solution, serving as a natural hub for all diabetes-related health data. Full integration with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit allows One Drop | Mobile users to sync blood glucose, fitness, nutrition, and other health data from thousands of apps and devices, including:

    – Dexcom, One Touch, Accu-Chek, Agamatrix, iHealth, Dario

    – Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Nike+, UP by Jawbone, Misfit, Pebble, Withings

    – My Fitness Pal, Lose it!, Lark, Weight Watchers, Human, Strava, Runtastic, Runkeeper

    In just over two years, One Drop | Mobile users have gained the benefit of over 300,000,000 health data points that power One Drop’s machine learning algorithms and data science efforts. Cumulatively, One Drop users have engaged with the service over 4,600,000 times and spent more than 7,600,000 minutes on the platform tracking/analyzing their health data, sharing with the One Drop community, and actively engaging in their diabetes management. One Drop analyzes this data to deliver real-time insights that drive behavior change, cost savings, and better health outcomes.

    “Diabetes affects nearly 500 million people worldwide and costs over $825 billion per year due to direct costs, healthcare services, loss of productivity, and disability. People with diabetes deserve better; better access, better resources and better outcomes at a better cost,” said Dachis. “Diabetes is more than a physical condition requiring a drug or device. There is a psychological component that must be addressed through knowledge, mindfulness, motivation, and empowerment. The solutions that will earn consumers’, payers’, and health providers’ trust will be the ones that integrate the fragments of diabetes care — drugs, devices, education delivery, and data — into a cohesive, well designed experience that drives down costs and improves health outcomes at scale.”

    One Drop has reported findings from a retrospective study demonstrating that, in as little as two months, people with diabetes using One Drop | Mobile:

    – Reduced A1c by 1.0 percentage point (from 8.2% to 7.2%).[1]

    One Drop also reported initial findings from a retrospective clinical study demonstrating that after only four weeks, people with diabetes using both One Drop | Mobile and One Drop | Experts:

    – Reduced average blood glucose from 185 mg/dL (A1c 8.1%) to 158 mg/dL (A1c 7.1%);

    – Reduced average percentage of high blood glucose readings from 19% to 4%;

    – Nearly doubled the number of in-range blood glucose readings; and

    – Consistently tracked food and blood glucose over time.[2]

    The company will release findings from several similar studies next month demonstrating that the One Drop platform can be as or more effective at improving blood glucose levels than drug or device therapies, while achieving those results faster and at a much lower cost.

    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.

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

    One Drop | Chrome: One Drop’s FDA-approved, CE-certified Bluetooth™-enabled blood glucose monitor, 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 set of subscription offerings, providing 50 to 100 blood glucose test strips per month for One Drop | Chrome PLUS unlimited coaching via One Drop | Experts starting at $13 per month.

    One Drop | Premium: One Drop’s unlimited subscription offering, 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 moves diabetes education out of the clinic and into the lives of people with diabetes. 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 relevant behavioral guidance in the moments when subscribers need it most — no appointments necessary. One Drop | Experts is available as a standalone subscription starting at $11 per month.

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

    PRESS CONTACT

    Rachel Sánchez-Madhur
    917-342-2892
    rachel@onedrop.today

    [1] Osborn, C. Y., et al. (2017, March). One Drop App Users Report Improved Glycemic Control. Poster session presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 38th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.

    [2] Osborn, C. Y., et al. (2017, March). The One Drop | Mobile App and Experts Program is Evidence-based and Improves Blood Glucose. Poster session presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 38th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.

  • One Drop Caicos: How Do You Swim with a Backpack?

    We are a few weeks out from the One Drop Caicos adventure, and preparations are well under way. These diabadasses have been training since January! As part of our One Drop Caicos series, team captain Erin Spineto shows us all the prep involved for their mega-trek across the Caicos Islands. 

    June is fast approaching and training is really starting to amp up. My long rides and paddles have been ambushed by a stretch of bad weather, but a little shifting of my schedule has kept me on course. That, and a good indoor bike trainer.

    I have added land paddling, where you ride a skateboard and use a paddle with a blunt end to propel yourself along the ground, to my schedule to get in some paddle training after school since there is not enough time in the day right now to get in a good workout after work without paddling alone in the dark. It has infused my workouts with a fun new challenge.

    One Drop Caicos - Kati Hike ErikaGym-Caicos

    I am totally encouraged, also, by seeing the posts from my teammates about their long swims and rides. It is nice to have their success motivate me. And because I don’t want to let them down, I am way more motivated to stick to my workout schedule.

    Erin-OneDropAppI love looking at my One Drop App and seeing a full week with huge orange spots nearly every day. Orange is the color used in the app for activity. The bigger the spot, the longer you were active. It is a great way to reward myself at the end of a long week.

    SWIMMING PLANS

    I have been looking into how to design the rig we will use during our swims. We will be traversing several cays on foot and then swimming the distance between the cays. Which means we will have to tow our backpacks behind us in the water.

    We will have Blood Red Clothing dry backpacks, which are phenomenal. They are completely watertight. But I will have to design a rig to ensure they float and find a way to attach them to a waist band so that we can pull them behind us with minimal drag.

    That process will be a lot of trial and error. And once I have the system in place, each of the girls will need to assemble their own rig and try it out in the water to get used to it. It will for sure change their swimming dynamics. I think I am most excited about this aspect of the trip, because I love to design and build things and I have never taken on something like this rig before.

    I have also been doing a good deal of research in January about the tides and currents in the area. The channels we will be swimming will be the most dangerous parts of Day 3.

    The Caicos chain is situated on an underwater plateau, so the water is pretty shallow for a good distance out from land. But when the tides drop, a good chunk of water will drop off the plateau in all directions.

    Erin-DryPack

    Towards the south where it is open to the ocean this is not as big of an issue. But to the North and West where we will be swimming that same amount of water will have to pass between the islands in small channels. The current here can be swift and pull us off the plateau into the deep ocean.

    We will be timing our swims accordingly to avoid the fastest of the currents and swimming where we have plenty of room to drift without getting into trouble.

    The last of the channels is the busiest with boaters since it leads to the biggest marina and also is a place for water skiing. I will be working on our swim rig to increase visibility in this area so we don’t get run over by a speedboat.

  • One Drop Caicos: How to Build a Training Plan

    We are a few weeks out from the One Drop Caicos adventure, and preparations are well under way. These diabadasses have been training since January! As part of our One Drop Caicos series, team captain Erin Spineto shows us all the prep involved for their mega-trek across the Caicos Islands. 

    As we prepare for the One Drop Caicos Adventure in June 2017, we are doing a ton of training. These training diaries are stories from the field and things I have learned from my time in training.

    For each new expedition I go on, I am tasked with developing a training plan that will get me into shape so that I can complete the trip safely. No one wants to show up for a trip underprepared.

    Caicos - Training Schedule

    I have posted a portion of my training plan here and here with an explanation below in hopes that it may impart some wisdom when you have to build a training plan of your own.

    Although each trip is different, there are some principles that apply to any training plan.

    WHO IS TRAINING?

    You should always pick a training plan that fits you.

    I have learned through plenty of trial and error, with my thyroid issues, asthma, work schedule and taxi driver schedule (I have two very active kids), that my body cannot handle a seven- or even a six-day a week training schedule. I will go into over-training very quickly and will miss more weeks recovering than if I just worked out less. So I usually shoot for 3 days a week with one VERY quality, long workout each Sunday.

    My husband, on the other hand, needs a seven- to ten-a-week training schedule, with his first workout of the day being a 5 a.m. swim. His body won’t reach its peak unless he pushes this hard. So you need to assess your body, your mental training style and your current life-stress load (work, school, dating, other responsibilities) and pick a plan that is reasonable. You should choose a plan that will allow you to complete 90-95% of the workouts.

    THE PRE-SEASON OR BASE TRAINING PHASE

    The Pre-season is set up to take me from where I am now to the base level of training that starts six months before an expedition. The most important thing to do in the pre-season is to get your body used to each sport and to learn the PROPER TECHNIQUE for each sport. Now is the time to get out that YouTube app and watch TONS of form videos. Then try to do the drills at least once a week. There is no faster way to get an injury than having bad form.

    For this trip that means that by the end of the Base Period on Jan 1, I should be able to paddle for 90 minutes, bike for at least 15 miles, swim 1700 meters straight, and hike for at least 6 miles with a 25-pound backpack on.

    I have more experience with long distance paddling, and I know that is usually where I end up with the most overuse injuries, so I won’t be doing many paddle workouts until January.

    I spend more time walk/running than the other discipline because it is my weakness and because I can do it at home on the treadmill even after it’s dark outside, without having to worry about someone watching the kids. It is always good to work on your weaknesses in the Base Phase of training. And it never hurts to develop a plan that you know will fit into your lifestyle.

    If you’re wondering why I always do 42 minutes of walk/running, it’s because that’s how long a full-length episode is of the horribly cheesy show I watch while on my treadmill.

    SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO TRIP

    One of the most important parts of a training plan for a long-distance endurance event is the long run, or long paddle, swim, or hike. For the Jan to June Training Plan I have listed the long workouts for each week. These are mandatory workouts. I usually try to do them on a Sunday since I have more time then and make sure that I never wuss out on one of these.

    These workouts should be done slow. At a speed where you feel like you could go on forever. You want to find the pace where your body can clear and get rid of the lactic acid your muscles produce during exercise faster than it is produced. At this speed, you won’t end up with any lactic acid buildup, which means you can go for much longer. This is the “you could talk in full paragraphs or almost sing” pace.

    HOW TO FILL THE REST OF THE WEEK

    For the rest of the week, once again, try to find out how many workouts your body and life can handle. Ultimately, it would be best to do each sport at least once a week. The other workouts during the week will be shorter, more in the 40-120 minutes range and focus on form or some speed.

    Swimming will present an interesting challenge for this trip. On day three, we will be traversing nine islands. So we will hike the length of each island and then swim between islands, contending with the currents and pulling our waterproof backpacks behind us.

    Around week 12, I will start to practice with my setup to pull my bag behind me. The dry backpacks will contain all of our gear and be floated behind us with a sort of strap that attaches to a waist belt.

    Starting at week 14,  I will get used to riding a cruiser with some weight on it, either in a basket on the front or in a backpack. It will change how I balance and will usually work my arms a little more, so I will have to get used to it.

    I will also spend some time around week 12 getting used to a SUP with 30-40 lbs of gear on the front. I will probably start to play with the actual gear I will bring on the trip. Gear tends to move around and there are hacks you can work on to make sure it stays balanced and tied down well.  A lot of that knowledge comes from just playing with different configurations and seeing how it works with your stuff.

    I will also try to spend some time in a place with waves or chop. Balancing on a board with chop is a skill best learned at home before the trip and can only be learned by spending a lot of time in the chop.

    I will find some super windy days and get used to paddling into the wind, with the wind, and at a 90-degree angle to the wind. These all feel very different. The wind will be at around 12-15 mph each afternoon on our trip. Most of the time it will be at our backs, but it can come in from the side or ahead of us too.

    PERIODIZATION

    Every fifth week, fourth for the first month, will be a rest week. This is the week that you back off on workouts, cutting both intensity and time, so that your body has a chance to recover. This is the most important week of all five. It is the time when the last four weeks of work pay off.

    TAPER

    The last two weeks before I go will be taper weeks. This means the overall distance of my workouts and frequency will reduce, but not the quality. The first week should be at 75% of the total distance and frequency. The second week should be at 50%.

    WHEN IN DOUBT…

    If you haven’t done a few pre-built training plans, it is always a good idea to start there, especially for common distances like a 5k or a half-marathon. Use those until you get a good idea of what you are capable and what works for you. Then you can start to use your knowledge to build plan for yourself.

    When you get into more rare sports or distances, it always pays off to ask people who are more experienced than you. They have gathered much wisdom that can be critical to your success.

  • MannKind and One Drop to collaborate on delivering better health outcomes for people with diabetes

    VALENCIA, CA. and NEW YORK, NY — May 04, 2017 — MannKind Corporation (MNKD) TASE:MNKD) and One Drop today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a collaborative agreement that would extend One Drop’s subscription service and digital health platform – which currently provides unlimited blood glucose testing supplies and 24/7 live in-app support from diabetes experts – by adding Afrezza as a rapid-acting insulin offering.

    The planned collaboration will include three consumer-focused areas:

    1. Access, Cost Savings and Convenience initiatives, intended to simplify the complexity of starting and staying on mealtime insulin.
    2. Customized Coaching and Engagement designed to help people on Afrezza achieve the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommendation of an A1C goal of less than 7%.
    3. Design Innovation around packaging and exploration of a reusable Afrezza Inhaler with integrated Bluetooth technology.

    “Against a backdrop of soaring insulin costs, this proposed collaboration is an essential step in the right direction,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. “One Drop began with the goal of bringing affordable, accessible diabetes care to everyone living with diabetes worldwide. Through this partnership with MannKind, we will continue to work tirelessly to empower everyone with diabetes to achieve better health outcomes through the use of modern delivery methods that reduce the burden of diabetes management and increase engagement in self-care.”

    “The complexity and conflicting incentives of the United States healthcare system are not aligned to help people with diabetes on insulin achieve optimal outcomes, as we see that almost seven out of ten people on mealtime insulin are not at the ADA goal of <7% A1C,” said Michael Castagna, Chief Commercial Officer of MannKind Corporation. “Even though injectable insulins have been available for decades, 20% of users regularly skip injections. We intend to empower people with diabetes to take charge of their health by trying something different.”

    “We believe that diabetes care as a fully integrated digital service is the only way that we are going to bend the cost curve for payers and providers, while at the same time delivering evidence-based health outcomes that can scale,” continued Dachis. “Working with an innovator like MannKind, with a clinically effective, non-invasive inhaled mealtime insulin product, offers up an exciting opportunity to further our mission of relentlessly improving the lives of everyone with diabetes and a smartphone.”

    One Drop recently presented findings from a retrospective study demonstrating that One Drop | Mobile app users report a substantial improvement in blood glucose levels, reducing A1c by 1.0 percentage point (8.2% to 7.2%) after only 2 to 12 months of using One Drop | Mobile.[1]

    One Drop has also shared preliminary data collected from people with diabetes using One Drop | Mobile and One Drop | Experts for just four consecutive weeks, showing that One Drop users:

    •   reduced average blood glucose by 27 mg/dL;
    •   reduced average blood glucose from 185 mg/dL (A1c 8.1%) to 158 (A1c 7.1%);
    •   reduced average percentage of high blood glucose readings from 19% to 4%;
    •   nearly doubled the percentage of in-range blood glucose readings; and
    •   consistently tracked food and blood glucose over time.[2]

    In the next few months, One Drop will present the complete results of several clinical studies conducted over the past year. Altogether, One Drop | Mobile users have contributed more than 280 million primary health data points, which One Drop analyzes to deliver powerful insights that drive improved health outcomes for people with diabetes, as well as immediate proven cost-savings for both people with diabetes and their care providers.

    “Our approach is to advance traditional therapies by delivering better access to scalable care, better education, more convenience, lower costs, and an improved user experience,” said Dachis. “Ultimately, we must deliver results. There is too much at stake for business as usual.”

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    1 Osborn, C. Y., et al. (2017, March). One Drop App Users Report Improved Glycemic Control. Poster session presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 38th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.

    2 Osborn, C. Y., et al. (2017, March). The One Drop | Mobile App and Experts Program is Evidence-based and Improves Blood Glucose. Poster session presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine 38th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.

    ABOUT MANNKIND CORPORATION

    MannKind Corporation (TASE:MNKD) focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes.  MannKind maintains a website at www.mannkindcorp.com to which MannKind regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional information about MannKind. Interested persons can subscribe on the MannKind website to e-mail alerts that are sent automatically when MannKind issues press releases, files its reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission or posts certain other information to the website.

    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.

    One Drop’s offerings include the first-ever monthly subscription service to provide clinically effective, affordable, accessible diabetes care. For less than the cost of a monthly co-pay, One Drop subscribers receive:

    • One Drop | Chrome with Unlimited 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. Unlimited blood glucose test strips are delivered on-demand directly to the doors of One Drop 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 One Drop | Premium 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[3], 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: 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 also offers an enterprise solution, One Drop | Professional, for insurers, health care provider networks, and self-insured employers to dramatically lower the cost of caring for people with diabetes.

    The One Drop | Mobile solution is available for free worldwide. 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 service is available for purchase in-app (iOS and Android) and at http://onedrop.today. For more information, contact just@onedrop.today.

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

     

    MannKind Contact:
    Rose Alinaya SVP, Finance
    661-775-5300
    ralinaya@mannkindcorp.com
    One Drop Contact:
    Rachel M. Sanchez
    917-342-2892
    rachel@onedrop.today

  • Pro-Tip: Become a Food Logging Master

    Track your food with just a few taps! We’ve made it easier to search, save, and log your meals.

    The latest version of One Drop | Mobile makes food logging a breeze! You can now categorize meals by meal type (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack), easily search the food library, add foods/recipes from your Saved Foods, and sort all your saved foods/recipes. Read on for more details!


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    How to Sort Saved Foods

    In the food logging screen, tap on “Saved Foods.” Your Saved Foods can be sorted by recently logged meals, name of food (alphabetic order) or meal group.

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    How to Log a Meal the Fast Way

    We have also made it easier to select and log meals in the food library. Search and add items to a meal, then choose to “Log Now” to log right away or “Add & Continue” to continue adding more foods.

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    How to Save Favorite Foods

    To add a meal to “My Foods” from the food library, enter all components of the meal and then select “Add & Continue”. Then enter the name of the meal below the dial and save.

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    And that’s it! Now you’re a food logging pro. Still have questions? Drop us a comment below and we’ll get back to you ASAP.