ABBOTT AND WEIGHTWATCHERS CONNECTED APP EXPERIENCE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES
The continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system now connects to the weight management plan to help people living with diabetes understand how food and activity impact their glucose levels.
Abbott and WW International, known as WeightWatchers, announced the availability of a connected app to help people living with diabetes understand how food and activity impact their glucose levels. WeightWatchers members who follow the WW Diabetes-Tailored Plan can now access their glucose data from Abbott's FreeStyle Libre® 2, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, within their WW app while being guided by the WW Diabetes-Tailored Plan.
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 37 million Americans have diabetes and approximately 90 percent of those people have Type 2 diabetes. Some of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include lifestyle decisions that pertain to food, activity, and weight. If managed successfully, healthy lifestyle choices can decrease the chances of diabetes-related complications or comorbidities.
Maintaining a healthy weight is key to glucose control, which is especially important for people living with Type 2 diabetes who want to improve their overall well-being and prevent the progression of the condition.
The WW Diabetes-Tailored Plan, designed by WW's team of nutrition and behavioural science experts helps those living with Type 2 diabetes form helpful habits and meet their health goals for lasting change. The WW Diabetes-Tailored Plan has been shown to help people living with diabetes lose weight and lower their haemoglobin A1c, a test that reflects average glucose levels for the past three months. The higher a person's haemoglobin A1c level is, the higher their risk is for diabetes complications.
From now until Dec. 31, 2023, new WW members can enjoy a free month of the WeightWatchers Diabetes-Tailored Plan and connect the WW app with the FreeStyle Libre 2 system. Any new FreeStyle Libre 2 users may be eligible to receive a voucher for a free trial of the FreeStyle Libre 2 system when they sign up for the MyFreeStyle Libre program.
Click here to sign up for each of these offers and to learn more about the connected app experience.