One Drop has announced a partnership with fitness tech company Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) through which they aim to provide diabetes management tools to diabetes patients globally.
The leading digital diabetes care and self-management platform will work together with Fitbit to exploit data from Fitbit devices. The two firms will focus towards providing diabetes management tools that will be made available to the diabetes community. The partnership will initially work towards integrating the One Drop mobile app with Fitbit data. The objective of this initiative is to make it easier for diabetes patients to understand the effect of physical activity on the management of blood glucose.
One Drop will also integrate Fitbit’s data into its reports and this will help doctors and physicians to take advantage of this data to come up with more informed and personalized decisions. Users of the digital care and self-management platform will be able to synchronize Fitbit intraday data into their One Drop accounts starting this month.
One Drop currently has roughly 500 million users globally and the data collected from those users will be combined with Fitbit data to compile deeper insights. These insights will then be used to improve the health outcomes for diabetes patients.
“We strive to provide our community with the most comprehensive set of data and tools to manage their diabetes or prediabetes. Working with Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand, was a natural next step for One Drop,” stated One Drop CEO Jeff Dachis.
Dachis also pointed out that the One Drop app is currently used in more than 120 countries and that it is one of the best health and fitness apps in the world. The CEO also pointed out that his company’s app for the Fitbit Ionic will make it possible to provide deeper insights and more data to healthcare providers and users for easier management of the condition. One Drop will also provide an offer through which all of its users will be able to purchase their preferred option of the Fitbit Ionic.
Fitbit stock closed the latest trading session on Tuesday at $6.14 after a 0.66 percent gain compared to the value of the stock during the previous close.