MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., 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.”
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