Public employees in Wisconsin who have diabetes are now able to access Livongo Health’s diabetes management program through a preferred partnership with WEA Trust. The program is available at no additional cost to members.
“No matter which way you slice it, diabetes-related care is a top driver of health care costs in Wisconsin,” Dr. Tim Bartholow, WEA Trust’s Chief Medical Officer, said in a statement. “Engaging members to track their diabetes regularly and then giving them real-time feedback is essential to managing care and cost.”
Livongo combines human support, real-time data, and technology into a diabetes management program that truly engages participants. WEA Trust members who participate in Livongo will receive an interactive cellular glucose meter and free, unlimited test strips. Said smart meter provides users with instant feedback on their blood glucose (BG) levels, while Certified Diabetes Educators are available 24/7 to answer questions or reach out when BG levels are out of range.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, more than 475,000 adults in Wisconsin have diabetes, costing $6.15 billion annually in medical costs and reduced productivity. On average, Livongo program participants who utilize the latest technology and coaching decrease their HbA1c over time – and this reduction in average BG measures can drive between 2.5x – 5.5x ROI.
Livongo Health’s program is FDA-cleared and is the first program of its kind to receive the seal of approval from AADE’s Diabetes Education Accreditation Program.