Software to Help Prevent Diabetes

CDC recognizes Fruit Street’s Telehealth Software as a software tool for use by all 1,543 organizations in CDC’s “Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPHP).

CDC’s DPHP organizations deliver a 12 month lifestyle modification program designed to help individuals with prediabetes reduce their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as 58 percent. The program consists of at least 22 group classes with a lifestyle coach covering topics such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management.

Fruit Street, a physician-funded telehealth company, now offers their online Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) via telehealth HIPPA-compliant live group videos.  The goal is to transition the delivery of their in-person DPP into an online distance learning delivery model during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lifestyle coaches can monitor diets, exercise, and the health of participants using wireless scales, Fitbit, and the Fruit Street mobile app for dietary monitoring. Fruit Street is offering their software free of charge to all of the diabetes prevention programs that participate in CDC’s DPHP.

The company founded in 2014 as a public benefit corporation, has raised more than $20 million in capital from more than 300 Health Care Professionals (HCP) and also offers telehealth to HCPs to conduct telehealth with patients and will soon launch an national telemedicine solution to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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