MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo Health, the leading Applied Health Signals™ company empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced that its Diabetes Prevention Program received full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Full recognition signifies that the Livongo Diabetes Prevention Program meets CDC standards and effectively delivers a proven Type 2 Diabetes prevention lifestyle change program.
"CDC recognition validates the effectiveness of Livongo's Diabetes Prevention Program and complements our success in diabetes management," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Livongo. "Diabetes represents one of the fastest growing public health challenges facing our country today. Our goal is to partner with our members to prevent diabetes and where we can't, provide world-class programs to make it easier for our members with diabetes to stay healthy until a cure is discovered."
Approximately 84 million Americans are at risk for diabetes, and 40 percent of adults will develop Type 2 Diabetes. Healthcare costs for people with diabetes are 2.3 times higher than for people who do not have diabetes.
David Pierce, who was at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, joined Livongo's DPP program after he turned 60 and his weight hit an all-time high. Pierce also struggled with high blood pressure and sleep apnea. While enrolled in Livongo DPP, he lost 74 pounds, prevented the onset of diabetes, and has his blood pressure and sleep apnea under better control.
"I no longer suffer from health issues. I manage them. And I never thought I would get to a normal weight, but Livongo has been life-changing," Pierce said.
Livongo DPP offers individuals at risk for Type 2 Diabetes a convenient, expert-led and technology-driven lifestyle change program. This year-long, personalized program curbs the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by combining live or recorded classes with a suite of digital tools for self-monitoring (mobile app, online dashboard, digital scale and activity tracker), an interactive online community and the support of an expert coach.
Livongo is the leading Applied Health Signals™ company that empowers people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Livongo's team of data scientists aggregate and interpret substantial amounts of health data and information to create actionable, personalized, and timely insights and nudges delivered to our members to help them stay healthier. Livongo is the first company at the intersection of data science, behavior enablement, and clinical impact with the technologies and capabilities to silence Noisy Healthcare™. Our approach is leading to better clinical and financial outcomes while creating a better experience for people with chronic conditions. For more information, visit: www.livongo.com.
SOURCE Livongo Health