DarioHealth® Presents New Clinical Study Outcomes Showing the Dario Digital Therapeutics Platform Helps Insulin Dependent Patients With Diabetes Better Manage Their Chronic Condition
Patients Significantly Reduced Hypoglycemic and High Glycemic Events by 50% and 40%, respectively, over a Two-Year Period
Feb 19, 2020
NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DarioHealth Corp. (Nasdaq: DRIO) ("DarioHealth" or "Dario"), a pioneer in the global digital therapeutics market, today presented a new clinical study at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes ("ATTD") conference in Madrid, Spain, which showed significant reductions of both hypoglycemic and high glycemic events in people with type 1 and insulin dependent type 2 diabetes using Dario's digital therapeutics platform. The presentation will be available at the conference, on the ATTD 2020 website during the conference, and online for one year following the conference. The accepted abstract will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.
Dario's platform delivers evidence-based therapeutic interventions that are driven by precision data analytics, high quality software, and personalized digital coaching. Dario offers a digital blood glucose monitoring platform accessible through its mobile phone app, weekly progress reports, personalized coaching guidance for individual users, feedback alerts, relevant content delivery and follow-up with dedicated professionals via in-app chats features, emails and calls. The platform helps users understand their real-time clinical status, the cause and effect of different behaviors and how to best manage better their condition and potentially improve their clinical outcomes.
The clinical study presented at the ATTD conference included data from users enrolled in Dario's full membership plan, which is available to payers, provides and consumers online and in selected physical retail stores.
The results of the study show that providing patients with real-time actionable information about their current blood glucose levels, along with alerts when blood glucose values exceed or fall below specified thresholds, can significantly affect the rate of extreme blood glucose events.
The Dario study was based on retrospective data analysis of 1,481 insulin dependent users with type 1 or type 2 diabetes evaluated for two years of continuous system use. The baseline was established using the Dario study group users' blood glucose levels at the first month. Once the study began, the average number of level 1 (<70 mg/dL) and level 2 (<54 mg/dL) hypoglycemic events, and the number of high glycemic events (>180mg/dL) were calculated monthly and compared to the baseline.
The clinical outcomes observed showed that Dario's platform assisted insulin dependent users in reducing their average monthly level 1 and level 2 hypoglycemic events and reducing average monthly high glycemic events.
The users in the study group reduced hypoglycemic events on average with the following results:
- Users (1,481 of type 1 and type 2 diabetes combined) reduced average level 1 and level 2 hypoglycemic events by 24% and 17%, respectively, after six months, and by 50% and 57%, respectively, after two years;
- The breakdown for type 1 users specifically (363) showed level 1 and level 2 hypoglycemic events average reduced by 19% and 16%, respectively, after six months, and by 50% and 55%, respectively, after two years.
In addition to reducing average hypoglycemic events, users reduced average high glycemic events:
- Users (1,481) reduced average high glycemic events (>180 mg/dL) by 26% after six months, and 40% after two years;
- Type 1 users specifically showed an average reduction in high glycemic events of 15% after six months, and 40% after two years.
In addition, these study results underscore the ability of Dario's diabetes solutions to assist special, high risk insulin dependent diabetes patients with their glycemic levels. Younger type 1 patients (i.e., 25 to 45 years of age) typically have poor glycemic control, as measured by the number of severe hypo and hyperglycemia events. In this study, 130 type 1 users under 45 years of age reduced their severe hypoglycemia (<54 mg/dL) by 64% (0.6 vs. 1.7 events per month on average) over the two-year study.
Yifat Hershcovitz, Ph.D., Scientific & Clinical Director at DarioHealth, commented on the study saying, "It is a great pleasure to present this study which shows that consistent digital blood glucose monitoring with the Dario platform can significantly affect the rate of extreme blood glucose events and may facilitate improvement in clinical outcomes, leading to better health outcomes for individuals with diabetes."
"At DarioHealth, our objective is to produce the highest clinical data standards in the digital therapeutics industry. The outcome of this effort is users achieving meaningful outcomes and self-management excellence. The study adds to our unparalleled, growing database of clinical evidence from over 40,000 users of the dramatically better health outcomes that we believe the Dario program provides our users," said Erez Raphael, Chief Executive Officer of DarioHealth.
About DarioHealth Corp.
DarioHealth Corp. (Nasdaq: DRIO) is a leading, global digital therapeutics company revolutionizing the way people with chronic conditions manage their health. By delivering evidence-based interventions that are driven by data, high-quality software and coaching, we empower individuals to make healthy adjustments to their daily lifestyle choices to improve their overall health. Our cross-functional team operates at the intersection of life sciences, behavioral science and software technology to deliver highly engaging therapeutic interventions. Dario is one of the highest-rated diabetes solutions in the market, and its user-centric MyDario™ mobile app is loved by tens of thousands of consumers around the globe. DarioHealth is rapidly moving into new chronic conditions and geographic markets, using a performance-based approach to improve the health of users managing chronic disease. To learn more about DarioHealth and its digital health solutions, please go to: http://mydario.com/.
The 13th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2020), will be held from 19 - 22 February 2020 in Madrid. The purpose of the meeting will be to showcase the latest, world-changing, innovations and research in Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes.
The ATTD brings together clinicians, such as diabetologists, endocrinologists, pediatricians and family medicine practitioners, scientists, engineers, start-up companies, investors, medical corporations, regulators and payers from all over the world who take active part in the conference, with lectures, workshops and posters and oral presentations, in order to share knowledge and develop collaborations.
Main topics of the ATTD meetings are: closed-loop systems and artificial pancreas, clinical decision support systems/advisors, insulin pumps, glucose sensors (invasive and non-invasive), implantable pumps and sensors, new insulins and new insulin delivery systems, devices focused on diabetes prevention, informatics in the service of medicine; telemedicine, software and other advanced medical technologies to be used in hospitals; new technologies for treating obesity, diabesity - methods to control or prevent diabetes in obese people, glycemic control in the hospital and blood glucose monitoring in intensive care units.
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