Smart insulin delivery developer Companion Medical and integrated digital therapeutics solutions provider One Drop have formed a partnership to further advance diabetes management.
The companies have integrated their platforms so that data from both devices are available real-time in both apps, allowing users to view a more complete and useful set of data in their app of choice.
The companies will now ship a One Drop | Chrome Bluetooth blood glucose meter with each eligible Companion Medical InPen at no additional cost to the user.
Companion Medical CEO Sean Saint said: “Companion and One Drop have an aligned mission to empower people living with diabetes with easy-to-use, connected solutions that improve outcomes at a lower cost. The One Drop solution offers many unique benefits for patients including affordable supplies delivered directly to users’ homes, real-time personal coaching from live CDEs, automated decision support, blood glucose forecasts, and integration with thousands of health apps and devices.
“By sharing data seamlessly between our apps, we are providing a broader context for coaching discussions and treatment decisions. Integrated disease management is the holy grail in diabetes, and we are thrilled to take this important step toward providing users with the information they need to make optimal decisions.”
One Drop CEO Jeff Dachis said: “Consumer-focused, digitally integrated diabetes care is paving the way for affordable, accessible, and powerful insights that drive behavior change in people with diabetes and immediate cost-savings for healthcare payers and providers.
“Over 30 million people are living with diabetes in America. The medical system can’t be there 24/7, but mobile apps and connected devices can. As a society struggling with the burden of diabetes, we could all use a win. Consumers often face an uphill battle with diabetes and the partnership between Companion Medical and One Drop is a win for consumers with diabetes, a win for payers and employers, and a win for healthcare professionals.”
Source: Company Press Release.