One Drop today announced that its wireless glucose meter kit and supplies will be available at hundreds of Walmart stores in the U.S.
Each kit includes a Bluetooth glucose meter, lancing device, carry case, test strips and lancets, as well as one year of free access to One Drop’s certified diabetes coaches for 24/7 support.
One Drop’s unique approach combines a smart glucose meter with a free mobile app, personalized one-on-one coaching, and AI-powered insights to deliver affordable, effective care to the greatest number of people possible.
The AI insights are powered by proprietary health data collected from nearly 1.5 million One Drop users. This, according to One Drop, generates actionable advice that connects behavior with outcomes to simplify decision making and promote lasting behavior change.
“Access to affordable care options is a huge issue in the U.S., and most people struggle with insurance, scheduling, and co-pays,” said Jeff Dachis, One Drop Founder and CEO in a press release.
“Having One Drop available at Walmart stores means that millions of Americans with diabetes can now access real-time support from Certified Diabetes Educators through our easy-to-use platform,” he added.
Dachis said the technology is empowering patients with the tools, information and support they need to make better choices for their health.
One Drop’s industry-leading digital diabetes education program was recognized by the American Diabetes Association and has since been expanded to offer programs for pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
The program connects each participant with a dedicated Certified Diabetes Educator or personal health coach to successfully manage to live with their conditions.
One Drop recently expanded its AI-powered Predictive Insights tool to include 8-hour blood glucose forecasts for One Drop mobile app users with Type 2 diabetes, and each forecast is paired with a behavioral recommendation to help keep blood glucose in range.
The One Drop app also offers an easy-to-use Personal Health Assistant — a digital tool for monitoring medication, food, and physical activity as well as blood sugar, blood pressure, weight, and other health markers.
“When I was diagnosed with diabetes more than ten years ago, my high-deductible health plan — and the fact that I lived more than 100 miles away from the closest endocrinologist — left me feeling like I was on my own,” said One Drop user Julie Beck.
Now, Beck has instant access to her certified coach, who can answer questions like whether she should consider talking to her doctor about adjusting meds.
“With the predictive insights, I no longer worry that I might experience a sudden blood sugar low while driving and cause an accident,” she said. “I’m thrilled that One Drop is now available at Walmart stores so that more people living in remote areas like me can get the help they need to take control of their health.”
One Drop’s efficacy has been established in more than 20 peer-reviewed studies, which showed that people with diabetes using One Drop decreased their A1c (average blood glucose levels) in a little as one month.
One Drop is the only provider of blood glucose forecasts for people with Type 2 diabetes.
In addition to being sold at US Walmart stores and on walmart.com, One Drop’s wireless glucose meter is currently available at select Apple retail locations, and on getonedrop.com, amazon.com, bestbuy.com, and apple.com.
Feature image courtesy: One Drop.
- One Drop. (2019, October 8). Walmart Brings One Drop’s Diabetes Management Platform to Hundreds of Retail Stores Nationwide. PR Newswire. Retrieved October 8, 2019, from https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/walmart-brings-one-drops-diabetes-management-platform-to-hundreds-of-retail-stores-nationwide-300933858.html