FRANKFORT, Ky, — The new partnership, which will launch in January of 2021, allows eligible individuals access to Vida’s group diabetes coaching, in-app peer group support, digital therapeutics for diabetes, and co-occurring chronic conditions, and more to help them manage their diabetes and their whole health.
Kentucky has the seventh-highest prevalence of diabetes of any state with 13.7% of the adult population reporting having the disease, well above the U.S. average of 10.9%. The percent of Kentuckians with diabetes has more than doubled since 2000 when only 6.5% of the population reported having been diagnosed. Additionally, about two-thirds of adult Kentuckians are considered overweight or obese which increases the risk of Type II Diabetes among other chronic illnesses.
The mobile-first experience is uniquely personalized to each user through a combination of provider expertise and machine learning algorithms that utilize data from 100+ app and device integrations, as well as biometric data, and more to personalize the program and content. The program addresses the root causes behind an individual’s diabetes, and, using the power of human connection, psychology, and nutritional expertise, Vida drives long-term behaviors that shift the course of the disease.