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Livongo launches direct-to-consumer diabetes management program

Previously Livongo's service was offered only through employers, health providers, and health plans; Livongo Family Care Plan changes that.

Livongo launches direct-to-consumer diabetes management program

Livongo Health announced partnerships with the American Diabetes Association, Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and JDRF to launch the Livongo Family Care Plan. Designed as a comprehensive diabetes management program for people with diabetes and those who love them, the new plan makes Livongo's offering available directly to consumers.

The partnership also provides everyone who subscribes to the Family Care Plan with a way to fund vital research and advocacy programs. Livongo will make a $3 donation every month on behalf of each member who subscribes through Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and JDRF. Moreover, Livongo has pledged financial support for the American Diabetes Association's programs and efforts aimed at underserved diabetes communities.

"Today, Livongo is launching our efforts by committing over $250,000 to the leading diabetes research, support, and advocacy organizations in support of their mission. Livongo is also introducing an innovative fundraising model to provide recurring funding for research for a cure, and programs to support people with diabetes until we find a cure. We hope to see other diabetes companies commit to increasing support for each of our partners," Glen Tullman, CEO of Livongo, said in a statement. "Our goal is to empower people with diabetes to live better and healthier lives, while funding important research, technology, and advocacy programs."

Livongo's Family Care Plan combines an advanced, cellular-enabled blood glucose meter with digital tools and personalized messaging, expert support from Certified Diabetes Educators, and unlimited supplies like strips to check blood sugar. It is also the only program that offers support at critical moments for people with diabetes and the people who love them, including the option for text message updates to family members after important glucose readings and 24/7 live outreach when a member's glucose reading is out of range.

The Plan meets the National Standards of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. It is certified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators and Livongo will be submitting an application to the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program.

The Livongo Family Care Plan is available for $49.99 per month, with a minimum 3 month commitment.

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