One Drop Experts Becomes First Digital Diabetes Education* Program Recognized by ADA

Company announces that its mobile diabetes education and coaching program, One Drop | Experts, is the first digital diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education* and Support.

NEW YORK, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – One Drop today announced that its mobile diabetes education and coaching program, One Drop | Experts, has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-Management Education* and Support. One Drop | Experts is the first and only digital therapeutics program to receive this recognition, identifying One Drop | Experts as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (NSDSMES).

“One Drop is proud to be the first digital diabetes self-management education program awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is a complex condition that requires daily management and ongoing support,” said Dr. Mark Heyman, Vice President of Clinical Operations & Education. “One Drop | Experts uses mobile technology to deliver diabetes education and support to people wherever they are, whenever they need it, in a way the traditional healthcare cannot. It has been incredible to see our users gain confidence and feel empowered in their diabetes management while reducing their A1c as a result of using One Drop | Experts.”

According to the latest statistics from the American Diabetes Association, there are 29.1 million people with diabetes in the United States, with nearly 1.4 million more people diagnosed each year. In 2012, the total economic burden of diabetes was estimated at $245 billion per year, up from $174 billion just 5 years earlier. With fewer than 20,000 Certified Diabetes Educators in the United States, it is impossible to meet the demand for diabetes education via traditional in-office interactions.

One Drop | Experts is a clinically-validated, scalable diabetes education and coaching program delivered entirely through the One Drop | Mobile app. 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 is 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.

“This recognition represents adherence to the current and evidence-based National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES),” said Jo Ellen Condon, RD, CDE, managing director, Education Recognition Program at American Diabetes Association. “Education utilizing digital technology will greatly assist in increasing quality DSMES access and potentially help decrease education disparities in locations that do not have traditional programs.”

Just last month, One Drop reported findings from a retrospective study demonstrating that One Drop | Mobile app users report a substantial improvement in glycemic control, reducing A1c by 1.0 percentage point after using One Drop | Mobile for as little as two months. 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.

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I started using OneDrop the end of February 2017. At first I had a few “Issues”. All those have been corrected. My BG’s have improved significantly since I don’t have to worry about running out of strips. I like the accountability of the app, reminders and CDE access. The news articles are a great benefit too.

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Been using One Drop for about the same time - and have had similar feelings about it. My overall BG has been consistent, but I like the app and access to the CDE and went through the training program. I knew most of it, but there’re always tidbits that everyone can learn from these things. Only ‘complaint’ is the reporting, and that’s been improving.

I wish they would of a Net Carbs function. I stopped tracking food because it only shows total carbs and that isn’t very helpful for me.

But yes, overall it seems great. My app does lock up every few weeks,but I just re download and it doesn’t lose my data.

It also has a hard time constantly connecting to Strava to track activities.