One Drop Announces Regulatory Approval And Launch In Canada
Company announces regulatory approval of mobile blood glucose monitoring system One Drop | Chrome and the official launch of its direct-to-consumer subscription services, One Drop | Premium & Plus, throughout Canada
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- One Drop today announced Health Canada approval for One Drop | Chrome, its Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitoring system that syncs directly with the One Drop | Mobile app. One Drop | Chrome is available as part of One Drop's Premium and Plus subscriptions plans, marrying modern design with evidence-based diabetes management strategies that improve clinical outcomes at a fraction of the cost of current standards of care. One Drop's complete diabetes management platform — hassle-free blood glucose testing supplies and 24/7 live in-app support from diabetes experts — is now available throughout the United States, Canada, European Union, and United Kingdom, bringing affordable, accessible and clinically effective diabetes care to people with diabetes in 30 countries.
"In delivering the full One Drop experience to Canada, we are offering an essential extension to the Canadian healthcare system, just as we have in the US, EU, and UK," said CEO and Founder, Jeff Dachis. "You cannot improve health outcomes among people with chronic illness without continuous care. With on-demand advice from diabetes experts and data-driven insights served up every day, we're delivering hyper-personalized care when and where it's needed most."
Today, diabetes affects roughly 500 million people worldwide and accounts for 12% ($825 billion) of global healthcare spend each year due to direct costs, healthcare services, loss of productivity, and disability. These expenses steadily increase the financial burden of diabetes on both individuals and governments, worsening health outcomes by placing essential treatment out of reach for millions of people. Even in Canada, where healthcare is publicly funded nationwide, people with diabetes face many of the same difficulties as Americans in managing their care: the available technology is antiquated and there is no support for patients between clinic visits.
One Drop brings diabetes care to the 21st century, dramatically improves health outcomes, and directly reduces costs for both payers and people with diabetes. Starting at $19.95 per month, One Drop's monthly subscription services provide:
One Drop | Chrome and Testing Supplies: One Drop | Chrome not only meets the highest standards of clinical accuracy, but also wirelessly transmits blood glucose data directly to the cloud via the One Drop | Mobile app for iOS and Android. Blood glucose test strips are delivered directly to the doors of Premium and Plus subscribers — no prescriptions, no insurance, no appointments, and no hassles.
One Drop | Experts for Anytime Care: One Drop | Experts moves diabetes education out of the clinic and into the lives of people with diabetes. Each subscriber has his/her own "Expert" (Certified Diabetes Educator) available 24/7 for guidance, support, and anytime care. Experts deliver personalized digital therapeutics programs to help people with diabetes define and achieve their health management goals. Subscribers can communicate with their Experts anytime via in-app chat; all data recorded in the app is available to Experts in real-time, allowing them to provide relevant behavioral guidance in the moments when subscribers need it most. No appointments necessary.
One Drop | Mobile for Data-Driven Insights: One Drop | Mobile is an award-winning, cloud-based diabetes management solution delivered entirely via mobile app on iOS and Android. One Drop | Mobile provides real-time and historical blood glucose data and analytics to subscribers and their healthcare providers, allowing both to see relationships between specific health behaviors and health outcomes. One Drop | Mobile also includes a fully-featured Apple WatchOS app for logging and analyzing diabetes data on the go. One Drop | Mobile is the only diabetes management platform that offers comprehensive self-care, peer-support, and expert support all in one place.
One Drop | Mobile is available for free in the App Store and on Google Play in seven languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French, German, and Russian — and is used by people with diabetes in over 200 countries worldwide. Full integration with Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, Dexcom, and Fitbit allows One Drop | Mobile users to sync blood glucose, fitness, nutrition, and other health data from thousands of apps and devices.
In just over two years, over 1/2 million One Drop | Mobile users have contributed over 500 million health data points toward better understanding diabetes. Cumulatively, One Drop users have logged in 8,500,000 times, spent more than 13,000,000 minutes in the app tracking and analyzing blood glucose, medication, food, and physical activity, and contributed to the growing body of health data informing the future of diabetes self-care.
"Any diabetes 'solution' must drive positive clinical results," said Dachis. "With One Drop, we are delivering a well-designed, evidence-based diabetes solution that is accessible, affordable, scalable, and effective to anyone, anywhere in the world. In doing so, we reach our goal of empowering everyone with diabetes to make better choices, lead fuller lives, and achieve meaningful improvements in their health."
ABOUT ONE DROP One Drop (Informed Data Systems Inc.) is a digital health company harnessing the power of mobile computing and data science to transform the lives of everyone with diabetes worldwide.
The One Drop platform is evidence-based and clinically effective. It brings affordable, accessible diabetes care to everyone with diabetes and a smartphone, as well as their insurers and health care providers. One Drop | Chrome is sold exclusively by One Drop (http://getonedrop.com), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com), and Apple (http://store.apple.com). One Drop's consumer subscription services are available for purchase in-app (iOS and Android) and at http://getonedrop.com. One Drop | Mobile is available for free download worldwide (iOS and Android). For more information, contact [email protected].