WellDoc and the Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) have teamed-up to help truckers living with diabetes. Also, WellDoc has unveiled its consumer diabetes health app, BlueStar C, which aims to aid individuals living with diabetes to manage their chronic condition. That app will be introduced to truckers and fleets at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, which takes place from March 23-25.
“We are proud to launch BlueStar C, our consumer version of BlueStar and the latest offering in our suite of products for managing diabetes, via our collaboration with HTAA,” Kevin McRaith, CEO of WellDoc, said in a statement. “The trucking industry is facing a severe health crisis due to the prevalence of diabetes, and we are passionate about providing a solution to help individuals manage their diabetes. BlueStar C is geared for people like truckers, who lead hectic and busy lives. Our product can support them on their diabetes health journey.”
According to the National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over two-thirds of respondents were obese (69 percent) and 17 percent were morbidly obese. The prevalence of diabetes among truck drivers was more than twice that of the general population (14 percent vs. 7 percent).
WellDoc’s FDA-regulated platform, BlueStar and BlueStar Rx, was designed with clinical outcomes in mind. It supports the lifestyle changes and all medication regimens that people with diabetes are often prescribed.
BlueStar C shares many of the same key features of BlueStar and BlueStar Rx, but with a distinct lifestyle focus that provides daily essential support for better self-care, health and wellness. Additionally BlueStar C helps users track and share their diabetes self-management data with their families, caregivers, and healthcare teams.