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WellDoc’s Digital Platform for Type 2 Diabetes Powers “Diabetes Wellness Program” Within Samsung Health

March 6, 2018

Pro­gram Avail­able on U.S.-Based Sam­sung Galaxy Devices Designed to Sup­port a Healthy Lifestyle for Indi­vid­u­als Liv­ing with Type 2 Dia­betes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA and COLUMBIA, MARYLAND – March 6, 2018 – Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Amer­i­ca, Inc. and Well­Doc®, a lead­ing dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic com­pa­ny, announced today that Sam­sung Health users now have access to a new con­sumer ver­sion of WellDoc’s dig­i­tal plat­form known as the Dia­betes Well­ness Pro­gram (DWP). The DWP, which is inte­grat­ed with­in the Sam­sung Health ser­vice, is a 12-week health and well­ness pro­gram devel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with key part­ners, includ­ing the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Dia­betes Edu­ca­tors (AADE). It is designed to help adults with type 2 dia­betes achieve a healthy lifestyle and to help man­age their con­di­tion.

Sam­sung Health is a per­son­al health ser­vice designed to empow­er indi­vid­u­als to man­age their health and fit­ness. It fea­tures a com­pre­hen­sive plat­form that dis­plays user activ­i­ty trends and pro­vides health insights, tele­health ser­vices and help­ful feed­back to con­nect users, friends and experts all while pro­mot­ing health­i­er lifestyles. Avail­able through the Sam­sung Health ser­vice*, the DWP is pow­ered by WellDoc’s plat­form that is used in its BlueS­tar® prod­uct. This con­sumer ver­sion pro­vides per­son­al­ized infor­ma­tion for users, such as inter­ac­tive quizzes and videos, and the abil­i­ty to con­ve­nient­ly mon­i­tor food intake, exer­cise, sleep, med­ica­tion, and blood glu­cose read­ings for bet­ter dia­betes self-man­age­ment. Users ben­e­fit from help­ful fea­tures includ­ing instant feed­back from blood glu­cose entries and med­ica­tion reminders, as well as moti­va­tion through week­ly chal­lenges and rewards for achiev­ing goals.

The inte­gra­tion of key, con­sumer-fac­ing aspects of our pro­pri­etary BlueS­tar® plat­form with­in the Sam­sung Health ser­vice is a very excit­ing next step as our part­ner­ship with Sam­sung con­tin­ues to advance,” said Well­Doc Pres­i­dent and CEO Kevin McRaith. “The Dia­betes Well­ness Pro­gram allows indi­vid­u­als in the Unit­ed States with Sam­sung Health on the lat­est Sam­sung Galaxy mobile phone the oppor­tu­ni­ty to become edu­cat­ed and empow­ered to more effec­tive­ly man­age their health and well­ness and expe­ri­ence a bet­ter qual­i­ty of life. It’s an invalu­able option for the mass pop­u­la­tion to help man­age their health and well­ness, and we look for­ward to mak­ing it avail­able out­side of the U.S. in the near future.”

Indi­vid­u­als liv­ing with type 2 dia­betes must pay close atten­tion to their care each day, tak­ing dai­ly med­ica­tions and/or admin­is­ter­ing insulin injec­tions, mea­sur­ing blood glu­cose lev­els, and adher­ing to a strict diet and lifestyle plan.

Part­ner­ing with Well­Doc in devel­op­ing a com­pre­hen­sive dia­betes health and well­ness pro­gram for Sam­sung Health users was a nat­ur­al fit, and an impor­tant mile­stone in our over­all chron­ic dis­ease man­age­ment strat­e­gy” said Nana Muruge­san, Vice Pres­i­dent & Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Ser­vices & New Busi­ness at Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Amer­i­ca. “With WellDoc’s unique focus on clin­i­cal out­comes and user engage­ment in the dig­i­tal health space, the Dia­betes Well­ness Pro­gram will give Sam­sung Health users an oppor­tu­ni­ty to effec­tive­ly man­age their chron­ic con­di­tion on the com­pre­hen­sive plat­form.”

To sign-up, users can nav­i­gate to the Sam­sung Health app, select “Pro­grams” with­in the three dots menu in the upper right, and the Dia­betes Well­ness Pro­gram is found under the “Dis­ease Man­age­ment” sec­tion.

* The DWP is a well­ness tool and not a med­ical device. It is not intend­ed to pre­vent, treat or diag­nose any dis­ease or con­di­tion. The DWP does not pro­vide med­ical advice and is not intend­ed to replace the judg­ment of a consumer’s health­care pro­fes­sion­al. The Dia­betes Well­ness Pro­gram is avail­able through the Sam­sung Health app ver­sion 5.14, avail­able for down­load with select car­ri­ers on Sam­sung Galaxy S6 and above smart­phones in the U.S.

About Well­Doc®

Well­Doc® is a lead­ing dig­i­tal health com­pa­ny rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing chron­ic dis­ease man­age­ment to help trans­form lives. Our ground­break­ing 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 with a foun­da­tion that 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 mean A1C reduc­tion for adults liv­ing with type 2 dia­betes who used BlueS­tar®. In Novem­ber 2017, the IQVIA Insti­tute for Human Data Sci­ence (for­mer­ly Quintiles/IMS) named BlueS­tar the “top app” in clin­i­cal dia­betes treat­ment. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.welldoc.com.

About Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Amer­i­ca, Inc.

Head­quar­tered in Ridge­field Park, N.J., Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Amer­i­ca, Inc. (SEA), is a rec­og­nized inno­v­a­tive leader in con­sumer elec­tron­ics, mobile devices and enter­prise solu­tions. A whol­ly owned sub­sidiary of Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Co., Ltd., SEA is push­ing beyond the lim­its of today’s tech­nol­o­gy and pro­vid­ing con­sumers and orga­ni­za­tions with a port­fo­lio of ground­break­ing prod­ucts in appli­ances, home enter­tain­ment, Inter­net of Things, mobile com­put­ing, smart­phones, vir­tu­al real­i­ty, wire­less infra­struc­ture and wear­ables, in addi­tion to offer­ing lead­ing con­tent and ser­vices relat­ed to mobile pay­ments, 360- degree VR video, cus­tomer sup­port and more. Sam­sung is a pio­neer­ing leader in smart­phones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest grow­ing home appli­ance brands. To dis­cov­er more about Sam­sung, please vis­it www.samsung.com. For the lat­est Sam­sung news, please vis­it news.samsung.com/us and fol­low us @SamsungNewsUS.

About Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Co., Ltd.

Sam­sung inspires the world and shapes the future with trans­for­ma­tive ideas and tech­nolo­gies. The com­pa­ny is redefin­ing the worlds of TVs, smart­phones, wear­able devices, tablets, dig­i­tal appli­ances, net­work sys­tems, and mem­o­ry, sys­tem LSI, foundry and LED solu­tions. For the lat­est news, please vis­it the Sam­sung News­room at http://news.samsung.com