Diabetes: ADA launches free mHealth program for Type II patients | MassDevice.com On Call

November 5, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

The American Diabetes Assn. offers Type II diabetics a free 1-year mobile health program, providing information, tips and reminders and offering other resources through the phone.

MassDevice On Call

MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The American Diabetes Assn. announced the launch of a free 12-month program for patients living with Type II diabetes, which accounts for the about 95% of the 26 million diabetics in the U.S. alone.

The mobile health initiative offers patients information, resources, reminders and other helpful guidance, direct to their phones, over the course of a year. The program was designed for patients just diagnosed with diabetes, according to an association statement.

Sign up to get our free newsletters delivered straight to your inbox

"The moment of diagnosis is a moment of crisis for many people," ADA healthcare & education president Lurelean Gaines said in prepared remarks. "Even for those who are already familiar with the disease, getting that diagnosis brings on a lot of different emotions ranging from anger, guilt, stress and a sense of loss. This program offers a starting point for someone newly diagnosed."