One Drop and Fitbit to offer care management tools for diabetes

2 November 2017 (Last Updated November 22nd, 2018 11:24)

Digital diabetes care platform One Drop has entered a multi-part collaboration to leverage Fitbit’s wearable data for providing data-driven care management tools to the diabetes community.

One Drop and Fitbit to offer care management tools for diabetes
One Drop wireless blood glucose monitoring system with unlimited test strips. Credit: PRNewsfoto/One Drop.

Digital diabetes care platform One Drop has entered a multi-part collaboration to provide data-driven care management tools to the diabetes community through Fitbit’s wearable data.

The partnership will initially see the incorporation of increased access to Fitbit data into the One Drop | Mobile app to deliver better insights on the impact of physical activity on blood glucose management.

The data will be further integrated into One Drop reports to enable use by physicians, One Drop | Experts and One Drop | Professional users to make personalised and informed decisions on care.

One Drop users can sync Fitbit intraday data to their One Drop accounts for optimised integration of data from all Fitbit devices throughout the day, eliminating the need for manual tracking.

“We will be able to provide our users and their healthcare providers with more data and deeper insights to better manage their diabetes.”

One Drop CEO and founder Jeff Dachis said: “We strive to provide our community with the most comprehensive set of data and tools to manage their diabetes or prediabetes.

“By integrating Fitbit data and creating an app for Fitbit Ionic, we will be able to provide our users and their healthcare providers with more data and deeper insights to better manage their diabetes.”

In addition to its data from 500 million user-generated health data points, One Drop also intends to analyse Fitbit data in order to obtain the information required to improve health outcomes.

The firm is planning to develop an app for Fitbit Ionic, a new smartwatch, which will use the Fitbit software development kit (SDK) to keep track of the user’s self-care data, as well as offer easy view data-driven insights and statistics from One Drop.