News & Updates

WellDoc, AADE Jointly Launch The Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network” at AADE17 to Provide Technology-Enabled Education and Support

August 4, 2017

Indi­anapo­lis, Indi­ana, August 4, 2017 – Well­Doc® and the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Dia­betes Edu­ca­tors (AADE) announce the col­lab­o­ra­tive launch of “The Dia­betes Dig­i­tal Health Learn­ing Net­work” at the AADE17 con­fer­ence. The goal of this Learn­ing Net­work is to assist dia­betes edu­ca­tors in gain­ing next gen­er­a­tion skills in using dig­i­tal health ther­a­peu­tics to improve clin­i­cal care and out­comes cost effec­tive­ly.

As a dig­i­tal health leader, Well­Doc is proud to launch ‘The Dia­betes Dig­i­tal Health Learn­ing Net­work’ in  col­lab­o­ra­tion with AADE to sup­port its mem­bers who are on the front lines of dia­betes care and  man­age­ment,” said Well­Doc Pres­i­dent and CEO Kevin McRaith. “This is a nat­ur­al pro­gres­sion of our already-estab­lished part­ner­ship with AADE that began with our col­lab­o­ra­tion to incor­po­rate The AADE  Dia­betes Edu­ca­tion Cur­ricu­lum into our FDA-cleared dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic plat­form, BlueS­tar®.”

The Learn­ing Net­work includes self-iden­ti­fied AADE mem­bers who will devel­op best prac­tices to incor­po­rate tech­nol­o­gy-enabled solu­tions for dia­betes self-man­age­ment edu­ca­tion and sup­port. The objec­tive is to define the lead­er­ship role for dia­betes edu­ca­tors in pop­u­la­tion health and to lever­age patient-gen­er­at­ed health data to improve out­comes. Rec­og­nized dia­betes edu­ca­tor, AADE Past Pres­i­dent and Well­Doc Vice Pres­i­dent of Clin­i­cal Advo­ca­cy Malin­da Peeples, RN, MS, CDE, FAADE is lead­ing the net­work.

Edu­ca­tors are at the epi­cen­ter of tech­nol­o­gy and patient care, and are poised to be lead­ers in this era of val­ue-based health­care,” said AADE CEO Charles (Chuck) Mac­Far­lane, FACHE, CAE. “We are tak­ing a proac­tive approach through this Learn­ing Net­work col­lab­o­ra­tion with Well­Doc to enable our mem­bers to cre­ate a future in which they uti­lize tech­nol­o­gy to improve the care of and sup­port to peo­ple with dia­betes.”

In June of this year, Well­Doc and AADE engaged a select group of AADE mem­bers to begin onboard­ing their patients with type 2 dia­betes onto BlueS­tar. BlueS­tar is an FDA-cleared, dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic with clin­i­cal­ly demon­strat­ed1 improve­ments in care that pro­vides real-time and time­ly indi­vid­u­al­ized
coach­ing and sup­port, as well as edu­ca­tion­al tools that are action­able and per­son­al. Also ear­li­er this year, Well­Doc and AADE announced a part­ner­ship that incor­po­rat­ed the AADE cur­ricu­lum in BlueS­tar, mark­ing the first time AADE has part­nered with an orga­ni­za­tion to con­vert its cur­ricu­lum into a con­sumer-friend­ly dig­i­tal for­mat. AADE17 atten­dees are encour­aged to vis­it Well­Doc at Booth #714 to learn more about BlueS­tar and to receive access to the network’s appli­ca­tion process.

AADE17 atten­dees can also learn about BlueS­tar at the “BlueS­tar®, An In-App Dia­betes Coach: Sup­port­ing the Deliv­ery of Tech­nol­o­gy-Enabled Dia­betes Edu­ca­tion and Sup­port” pre­sen­ta­tion by Jan­ice Macleod, MA, RDN, CDE, FAADE, Well­Doc Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Inno­va­tion, on Fri­day, August 4 at 9:15 a.m. ET in the Spe­cial Event Pavil­ion. Edu­ca­tors are also encour­aged to attend the “Con­nect­ed Health and Dig­i­tal Con­nec­tions: A Look into the Future” pan­el on Fri­day at 9:45 a.m. ET, where Ms. Peeples will par­tic­i­pate with oth­er dig­i­tal health experts as a pan­elist.

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, 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 mean A1C reduc­tion for adults liv­ing with type 2 dia­betes who used BlueS­tar®. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.welldoc.com and www.BlueStarDiabetes.com

About Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Dia­betes Edu­ca­tors (AADE)

AADE is a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary pro­fes­sion­al mem­ber­ship orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to improv­ing dia­betes care through inno­v­a­tive edu­ca­tion, man­age­ment and sup­port. With more than 14,000 health­care pro­fes­sion­al mem­bers includ­ing nurs­es, dieti­tians, phar­ma­cists, exer­cise spe­cial­ists, and oth­ers, AADE has a vast net­work of prac­ti­tion­ers work­ing with peo­ple who have, are affect­ed by or are at risk for dia­betes. Learn more: www.diabeteseducator.org.

AADE Media Con­tacts:

AADE
Matt Eaton
Tel: +312.601.4866
Email: meaton@aadenet.org

1 Quinn CC, Shard­ell MD, Ter­rin ML, Barr EA, Ballew SH, Gru­ber-Bal­di­ni AL. Clus­ter-ran­dom­ized tri­al of a mobile phone per­son­al­ized behav­ioral
inter­ven­tion for blood glu­cose con­trol. Dia­betes Care. 2011 Sep;34(9):1934–42. Erra­tum in: Dia­betes Care. 2013 Nov;36(11):3850.