BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking control of your health doesn't have to be an overwhelming proposition – at least not when you're supported by Pack Health, a digital health coaching company that provides personalized support for individuals with chronic conditions, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Early results of Pack Health's engagement program for UAB employees and family members with Type 2 Diabetes suggest breaking things down with personalized support makes a world difference.
Since the launch of the program in January, participants have seen weight loss up to 25 lbs and improved blood sugar control; HbA1C dropped .9 points on average.
"The Pack Health program helps individuals build healthy habits and overcome barriers to care through individualized coaching and assistance," said Pack Health President Mazi Rasulnia, Ph.D. "We are thrilled to be working together with UAB to help people living with diabetes."
Participants in the program are supported by a dedicated Health Advisor, all on their desired schedule via phone, text, and email. The system is designed to reach people where they are in their day-to-day life.
"I didn't think I'd make it this far," says one member, "and I'm really happy with how things are going." With her A1c down from 11.2 to 5.1, it's not surprising to hear "It feels good!"
Next Pack Health will partner with UAB Employee Wellness to support employees in the UAB Avondale building as a part of a new program initiative entitled, "Wellness 720."
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state's largest metropolitan area. UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama and the largest employer in Birmingham. See more at: www.uab.edu
About Pack Health
Pack Health is a digital coaching company that helps people overwhelmed by a diagnosis access the right care and develop the self-management skills to improve well-being. Participants work one-on-one with a nonclinical Health Advisor to address social determinants of health and achieve personal health goals. Results include higher satisfaction, better clinical outcomes, and lower total medical cost. Learn more at http://www.packhealth.com/.
SOURCE Pack Health