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This Chef Lost 50 Pounds And Reversed Pre-Diabetes With A Digital Program

People with pre-diabetes like a Washington state chef reversed the diagnosis using a digital program that harnesses the power of wearable devices, data, education, e-coaching and peer support.
Harnessing the power of wearable devices, data, education, and a peer support group, people with pre-diabetes can lose weight and fend off the disease. Source: Katherine Streeter for NPR

People who are diagnosed with pre-diabetes can delay or prevent the disease if they change their lifestyle and lose a significant amount of weight. But here's the challenge: How can people be motivated to eat healthier and move more? Increasingly, the answer might include digital medicine.

"Just telling people to do things doesn't work," says Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health. If it were easy, there wouldn't be more than 80 million adults in the U.S. with pre-diabetes.

Omada has rolled out a digital program, delivered on smartphones and other devices, that incorporates all the ingredients known to help people overhaul their habits. It includes e-coaching, peer support, education, diet and

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