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Diabetes Education Expert and Registered Dietitian Hope Warshaw Joins WellDoc® as Consultant

March 10, 2017

Colum­bia, Mary­land, March 10, 2017 – Dig­i­tal health tech­nol­o­gy leader, Well­Doc®, announced today that Hope War­shaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM, a well-known and respect­ed spokesper­son who is pas­sion­ate about improv­ing the clin­i­cal and cost effec­tive­ness of dia­betes  care and edu­ca­tion, will join the Com­pa­ny in a con­sul­ta­tive role. In this role, she will advise on  fur­ther engage­ment with the expand­ing BlueS­tar® user base, indus­try advo­ca­cy groups and  busi­ness part­ners. Addi­tion­al­ly, she will pro­vide social media con­sul­ta­tion and strat­e­gy, uti­liz­ing her long-term adop­tion and engage­ment with this medi­um with the dia­betes com­mu­ni­ty. BlueS­tar is WellDoc’s FDA-cleared, proven dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic, which pro­vides real-time and time­ly indi­vid­u­al­ized coach­ing and sup­port, as well as dia­betes edu­ca­tion­al tools that are action­able and per­son­al.

Ms. War­shaw also rec­og­nizes the val­ue nov­el devices and tech­nolo­gies bring to the evo­lu­tion of  health­care deliv­ery. She has been an involved mem­ber of the dia­betes com­mu­ni­ty for near­ly four decades, and has been a strong advo­cate for dia­betes edu­ca­tors and edu­ca­tion, as well as for indi­vid­u­als liv­ing with dia­betes.

Hope is a leader and advo­cate in the field of dia­betes edu­ca­tion, and we are excit­ed that she is join­ing us as a con­sul­tant. She brings invalu­able insight and coun­sel to our team, which already encom­pass­es indi­vid­u­als who are pas­sion­ate about pro­vid­ing solu­tions to improve dia­betes care and self-man­age­ment,” said Kevin McRaith, CEO of Well­Doc. “Like many of us at Well­Doc, Hope is focused on advo­cat­ing for peo­ple with dia­betes. Her par­tic­i­pa­tion along­side the Well­Doc team will help ensure our users’ needs are con­sis­tent­ly top-of-mind as we fur­ther enhance BlueS­tar and work to make it broad­ly avail­able in the mar­ket­place.”

Ms. War­shaw is an accom­plished author, hav­ing writ­ten books and arti­cles for pub­li­ca­tions that are cen­tered around nutri­tion and dia­betes. She is also the Imme­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Dia­betes Edu­ca­tors (AADE)—joining already high­ly rec­og­nized dia­betes edu­ca­tors at Well­Doc includ­ing Malin­da Peeples (AADE Past Pres­i­dent) and Jan­ice MacLeod  (For­mer AADE Region­al Chap­ter Pres­i­dent).

It’s an excit­ing time at Well­Doc as the Com­pa­ny focus­es on rolling out BlueS­tar broad­ly, and there are many oppor­tu­ni­ties in the area of dia­betes man­age­ment, com­mu­ni­ty build­ing and advo­ca­cy,” said Ms. War­shaw. “Well­Doc is lead­ing the charge in dig­i­tal health to tack­le type 2 dia­betes by arm­ing indi­vid­u­als with a robust tool to help them man­age their con­di­tion to achieve sig­nif­i­cant health out­comes.”

About Well­Doc®

Well­Doc® is the lead­ing dig­i­tal health com­pa­ny rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing chron­ic dis­ease man­age­ment to help trans­form lives. Our ground­break­ing dig­i­tal health tech­nol­o­gy is guid­ing indi­vid­u­als through the com­pli­cat­ed jour­ney of liv­ing with chron­ic dis­eases, with a goal of improv­ing their health and help­ing them to be more bal­anced. We are the first dig­i­tal health com­pa­ny based on a life sci­ence busi­ness mod­el, and our foun­da­tion is built on ran­dom­ized clin­i­cal tri­als that demon­strate sig­nif­i­cant clin­i­cal out­comes. We have mas­tered dia­betes man­age­ment by tak­ing an aggres­sive and inno­v­a­tive approach that uti­lizes sophis­ti­cat­ed log­ic and pre­cise algo­rithms, and inte­grates the most advanced mobile tech­nol­o­gy, behav­ioral insight, and dia­betes edu­ca­tion for those liv­ing with type 2 dia­betes. Our FDA-cleared, proven dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic, BlueS­tar®, pro­vides real-time and time­ly indi­vid­u­al­ized coach­ing and sup­port, as well as dia­betes edu­ca­tion­al tools that are action­able and per­son­al. Our clin­i­cal evi­dence shows a 1.7 to 2.0 point A1C reduc­tion for adults liv­ing with type 2 dia­betes who used BlueS­tar®. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.WellDoc.com and www.BlueStarDiabetes.com.