Mobile Coaching Services
Mobile coaching services help connect people with diabetes to healthcare professionals virtually, in real time. These programs can be found online or as apps for a smartphone. The goal of mobile coaching is to advise people on their health and improve diabetes management through access to 24/7 remote care.
See below for an overview of the mobile coaching programs that are available, specifically to help people with diabetes. At the bottom of this page we’ve included helpful links to articles on specific product and research updates.
What Kind of Mobile Coaching Services Are Out There?
Below is a list of current offerings in and around digital health. We acknowledge this list may be incomplete, as there are likely other startups or academic groups working to build these virtual care services.
Updated: September 9, 2020
How to Get Unlimited Test Strips and Personal Diabetes Coaching – Low-cost monthly subscription services from mySugr, One Drop, DarioHealth, and Livongo
Livongo’s Digital Diabetes Prevention Program Leads to Weight Loss – In exciting news for digital diabetes prevention programs, a new study showed that highly engaged participants – those who more frequently engaged in food logging, lessons, and physical activity – were more likely to lose weight
mySugr Pro Free During COVID-19 – mySugr Pro subscription gives users access to blood sugar reports, meal photos, blood sugar reminders, multi-BGM syncing, and more
Healthimation’s Why WAIT: A Weight Management App Combines Hollywood Animation and Healthcare – The first of its kind, Why WAIT is a creative app-based approach to weight loss and diabetes management
BlueStar App Now Integrates with CGM and Approved for Type 1 Diabetes – FDA approves WellDoc’s BlueStar app (24/7 diabetes management coaching and support) for use in type 1 diabetes. BlueStar insights also now incorporate data from Dexcom CGM
Omada’s Type 2 Diabetes Coaching Program Will Now Include Abbott FreeStyle Libre – Omada Health and Abbott partner to bring FreeStyle Libre to Omada Health’s digital coaching program for people with type 2 diabetes
Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? diaTribe Readers Review Virta – Five reviews of Virta Health’s type 2 diabetes treatment from diaTribe readers over one year. What is it like to receive real-time medical supervision, 1:1 coaching, and personalized nutritional guidance based on carbohydrate-restriction? Read about A1C, blood sugar, weight, mood, energy, and other changes – straight from readers!
Diagnosed with Prediabetes? Here’s How to Find Support Near You – Participating in a lifestyle change program could help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes; online and app based programs include Canary Health, Lark, Noom, Omada Health Prevent, and Yes Health
Onduo Delivers Diabetes Clinic and Coaching to Your Smartphone – Available for BCBS members in South Carolina and Arkansas, with Georgia coming soon; program includes an app, coaching, a connected meter, and unlimited supplies at no cost for type 2 diabetes
Roche Buys mySugr to Expand World’s Most Popular Diabetes App – With Roche’s support, mySugr will expand to more countries and will even begin offering a new package with unlimited test strips and diabetes coaching through German insurer VKB
Diabetes App by mySugr Passes One Million Registered Users – The most popular diabetes app in the world, mySugr offers coaching and tools to track blood sugar, medications, exercise, and “makes diabetes suck less”
New from Livongo: Unlimited Test Strips and Coaching for $49.99 Per Month – New Livongo Family Care Plan available without a prescription or insurance
Virta Health: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Low-Carb Diets & Coaching – Study shows a 1% A1c reduction in ten weeks with reduced or eliminated medications in most participants. Is it the real deal? Read on for the details!
One Drop: Unlimited Test Strips and Coaching for $39.95 Per Month or Less – One Drop Premium and Bluetooth-enabled Chrome meter available in US and EU, as well as 24/7 in-app support
Yes Health: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with a Mobile App and Health Coach – Plus, a partnership with UCSF to drive better research.
Omada Health Launches Prevent Program for Underserved Populations – Program designed for Medicaid and uninsured individuals at risk for diabetes
LabStyle Launches Dario, All-In-One Smartphone Glucose Meter – Dario is an all-in-one device that holds a vial of strips, a lancing device, and a glucose meter that plugs into the headphone jack of a smartphone
Please note, this page is not a comprehensive list of all of the available resources or products available. All links are organized chronologically within their respective sections.