NEW YORK, November 30, 2022 – One Drop, a leader in precision health solutions for people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions, has donated diabetes management supplies valued at $38,786 to 501(c)3 charitable organization, Insulin for Life USA (IFL USA).1 The Florida-based non-profit received 1,000 50ct boxes of test strips, 200 glucose meter kits, and 200 carry cases from One Drop, which they intend to distribute free of charge to children and adults with diabetes in need. The donation corresponds with National Diabetes Awareness Month—a time when communities team up to bring attention to the chronic condition impacting 37.3 million in the U.S. and 537 million people worldwide.
“Insulin for Life USA is grateful to One Drop for their generous donation of supplies essential to those living with diabetes in areas of the world,” said IFL USA director and co-chair of the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition, Carol Atkinson. “Their support will help IFL USA in its quest to support the worldwide diabetes community by supporting its healthcare partners located in 21 countries. Specifically, products received from One Drop will further IFL’s efforts to share diabetes management tools where access to these vital resources is limited.”
"As a person living with type 1 diabetes, I am acutely aware of the technology and medications required to make it through the day," shared One Drop CEO and founder, Jeff Dachis. "The terrifying reality is that access to these life-sustaining resources is not universal. But by building equitable healthcare products and actively supporting organizations like Insulin for Life USA, we can inch closer to a world where diabetes care is a right, not a privilege, and everyone has the tools, information, and support they need to stay healthy."
Earlier this year, on the heels of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, One Drop partnered with another health-focused organization, EIT Health. Reports at the time cited approximately 130,000 people with type 1 diabetes and over 2.3 million with type 2 diabetes in Ukraine were facing inconsistent access to insulin, supplies, medical professionals, and diabetes care. With support from the Polish Medical Mission, EIT Health ensured a shipment of One Drop glucose meter kits and test strips reached those in need at the Ukraine border. Download the EIT Health Ukraine Impact Report here.
In addition to giving back to those in need through donations, One Drop remains committed to helping bridge the health equity gap. As chronic condition rates continue to rise, so do healthcare costs, disproportionately impacting people from racial and ethnic minority groups and groups experiencing disadvantage because of poor social determinants of health. One Drop intends to continue investing in inclusive and equitable research processes to help those with the greatest need realize the benefits of its precision health approach. Most recently, research presented at the 82nd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association showed One Drop's digital solution helps people with type 2 diabetes who are at greater risk of health inequities.
More than 40 peer-reviewed clinical studies and publications demonstrate One Drop’s results and clinical strengths, including improved health outcomes (e.g., 1.9% reduction in estimated A1C in three months, lower systolic blood pressure, average nine-pound weight loss), and direct per-person annual cost savings. In addition, recent RCT results suggest One Drop may also enable better day-to-day functioning for adults managing diabetes.
The One Drop platform combines connected medical devices, an AI-powered mobile app (iOS and Android, available in 11 languages), and one-on-one coaching with certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES) to empower people with chronic conditions to stay healthy. More than 43 billion longitudinal health data points train the proprietary machine learning algorithms behind its predictive features, including CE-marked eight-hour glucose forecasts—now linked to improved engagement and diabetes outcomes.
One Drop is currently developing a minimally invasive health sensor with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) capabilities designed to provide greater flexibility and insights for people with diabetes compared to blood glucose monitoring (BGM) fingersticks alone. Pending regulatory approval and commercial adoption, One Drop believes that integrating its proprietary sensor and existing digital solution should augment proven outcomes and yearly cost savings for members with diabetes and other chronic conditions. The availability of this device is subject to receipt of clearance or approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
1Calculated based on current U.S. consumer pricing for One Drop products mentioned above and quantity included in the November 2022 donation. Tax and other fees not included.
About Insulin for Life USA
Insulin for Life USA (IFL USA) is a 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to provide, free of charge insulin and disease management supplies to those with diabetes who otherwise would go without these lifesaving provisions. The organization collects in date, unopened, supplies from individuals and organizations in the USA and, following careful inspection, delivers them to disadvantaged regions to be utilized by those in need. To learn more, visit https://iflusa.org/.