Retrofit's weight-management and disease-prevention solution includes expert coaches and data-driven advice to deliver improved outcomes and sustainable lifestyle changes for those at risk for type 2 diabetes. It is a 52-week virtual offering that encouraged healthy behaviors and lasting weight-loss results for individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes.
"Learning to eat healthy, add physical activity, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes are the cornerstones of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, but as an industry, we must recognize there is no one-size-fits-all solution for successfully making these impactful lifestyle modifications," Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health, said in a statement. "Through this partnership with Retrofit, we are pleased to be able to offer patients a personalized weight-loss program for managing their health and wellness to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases."
Retrofit's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) consists of live or recorded classes, a suite of digital tools (mobile app, online dashboard, digital scale and activity tracker) for self-monitoring, an interactive online community and the support of an expert coach. The program also includes 31 lessons of diabetes prevention-specific curriculum and supporting digital handouts, and resources that teach participants how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.
Currently 86 million people, or one in three Americans, are living with prediabetes and only 10 percent are even aware that they have the condition. However, year-long, structured lifestyle change interventions can reduce the incidence of diabetes by 58 percent among adults with prediabetes and by 71 percent in those aged 60 years or older, according to CDC.
Solera Health integrates community organizations and digital solutions for chronic disease prevention programs to improve health by simplifying patient choice, access and engagement. The company has previously partnered with HealthSlate and Blue Mesa. It has raised $3 million in Series A round in November 2015.