WellDoc and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) will partner to incorporate the "AADE Diabetes Education Curriculum: A Guide to Successful Self-Management" in the BlueStar, an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic platform which helps adults living with type 2 diabetes self-manage their condition.
This is the first time AADE has partnered with an organization to provide its curriculum in a consumer-friendly digital format. Said curriculum, built around the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors, focuses on the seven primary areas of self-management, including Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping.
"The dual engagement of the person with diabetes and his or her clinical care team is the core of what makes BlueStar a successful tool in helping improve outcomes in type 2 diabetes by reducing A1C for our users," WellDoc President and CEO Kevin McRaith said in a statement. "Working with AADE and its membership is both a natural and positive fit for WellDoc. The AADE curriculum is best-in-class and offering it in a consumer-friendly digital format will only further enhance the value of BlueStar."
As part of this partnership, AADE and WellDoc will explore how to collectively engage AADE's members. The organizations will also look to jointly develop new strategies that bring innovative tools to diabetes education and intervention through digital health channels. BlueStar currently provides a platform that allows healthcare professionals (including diabetes educators and care coordinators) to support people with type 2 diabetes in between office visits.
"Integrating our curriculum into the BlueStar platform is an important strategic decision for AADE and will benefit our members and people with type 2 diabetes in this evolving healthcare environment. We look forward to continuing to build on this relationship," said AADE CEO Charles MacFarlane, FACHE, CAE.