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Partners Unite for Digital Therapeutic Solution for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes


Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the CutAccording to a media announcement shared with MHW moments ago, digital health technology leader WellDoc confirmed today it has entered a commercial partnership agreement with LifeScan Inc., one of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies (JJDCC) and a world leader in blood glucose monitoring, to deliver across the United States a “best-in-class digital health solution for Type 2 diabetes.”

The companies will integrate WellDoc’s BlueStar diabetes management platform and mobile application, which is the first digital therapeutic approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults who live with Type 2 diabetes, with LifeScan’s OneTouch Verio Flex blood glucose monitoring system with built-in Bluetooth Smart Technology and the OneTouch Reveal digital system.
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Peer-Reviewed Study Explores Digital Self-Management Program for Diabetes


Diabetes Mobile Apps Not Making the CutCanary Health, a provider of digital health self-management programs for multiple chronic conditions, has just announced the results of a major study of its exclusive Better Choices, Better Health online program for individuals with diabetes.

The study is being billed as the largest peer-reviewed study to-date of a digital self-management program.

All told, the results showed positive outcomes over a 6-month period across five key diabetes management and behavioral indicators including blood sugar (Hb1Ac) control, reduction of hypoglycemic symptoms, medication adherence, exercise participation and improved depression levels.
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Profil Institute, mySugr Work to Advance Evidence-Based Clinical Validation of Diabetes mHealth Solutions


Profil Institute, mySugr Work to Advance Evidence-Based Clinical Validation of Diabetes mHealth Solutions Recently, Profil Institute for Clinical Research, a science-driven clinical research organization (CRO), and mySugr, a diabetes mobile app developer, announced a partnership to “design and conduct a clinical research and development program for mySugr’s portfolio of diabetes mobile health applications.”

According to a media announcement, under the terms of the agreement, the companies plan to jointly “design and execute a development program aimed at enhancing and validating the clinical and health economic impact of mySugr’s digital health solutions for diabetes management.”

As part of a multi-year plan, the companies plan to generate, analyze and publish data from prospective and retrospective studies to increase evidence-based research in the field of mobile health app development.

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MiniMed Connect Now Available for Smartphone Access


MiniMed Connect Now Available for Smartphone AccessOn Monday, Medtronic — a leader in medical technology — announced U.S. commercial availability of MiniMed Connect, a product designed to enable people with diabetes to “discreetly and conveniently” view their insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) information on a smartphone.

MiniMed Connect provides greater convenience for people with diabetes, greater peace of mind for their care partners, and more convenient access to diabetes data for healthcare teams.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, MiniMed Connect also allows care partners to view and monitor this diabetes information via CareLink Personal, Medtronic’s therapy management software (It delivers preset text notifications to care partners when the person with diabetes experiences sugar levels that go too high or too low or when an alarm on the pump isn’t cleared).
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WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian Diabetics


WellDoc, Samsung and Ontario Telemedicine Network Focusing on Canadian DiabeticsRecently, the team at digital health technology company WellDoc announced the launch of an innovative demonstration program with Samsung Electronics in Ontario, Canada through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).

According to a statement to the media from WellDoc, the goal of the program is to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of integrating a clinically proven self-management tool and lifestyle tracking into the type 2 diabetes treatment standard of care.

The program will include a minimum of 300 people living with type 2 diabetes who will receive a prescription of BlueStar-S from their healthcare provider.
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Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight Diabetes


Livongo Health, Liaison Technologies Team Up to Fight DiabetesLiaison Technologies, a formidable leader in cloud-based integration and data management offerings, tells mHealthWatch that its ALLOY Health platform has been tapped by Livongo Health.

The reason, we’re told, is “to  speed adoption of Livongo’s chronic condition health management program.”

All told, Liaison’s ALLOY Health platform will help integrate and normalize the exchange of patient information between Livongo and client health systems, making implementation easier and faster.
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Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches New App ‘Alert’


Following The Overwhelming Success Of Diabetes Helper, HelpAround, Inc. Launches There New App AlertAlert is a new app by HelpAround, Inc. designed to provide those who struggle with chronic health conditions emergency access to help when it is needed most. The app is compatible with Apple iOS HealthKit, and designed to send instant alerts regarding blood glucose. Unlike their first app Diabetes Helpers, Alert is designed for a wider range of health concerns.

“With Diabetes Helpers, we saw thousands of strangers stepping up to help each other, but we also learned how much fear our users cope with,” said Yishai Knobel, HelpAround founder and CEO. “We recognized that in times of trouble it is imperative for anyone to be able to easily reach the most trusted people in their lives.”

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