One Drop Improves Workplace Productivity for Seniors with Type 2 Diabetes

Employees over 50 using One Drop have saved time at work and improved productivity, which equates to more than $13,000 in combined annual cost savings per person

NEW YORK, August 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A decreasea leader in precision health solutions for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases, today announced analyzes from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the impact of its award-winning digital health platform on work productivity (presenteeism) in people with type 2 diabetes published in the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine (JOEM). Employees using One Drop experienced significant productivity and functioning gains and were less likely to presenteeism at follow-up compared to control groups [1].

Six out of 10 Americans live with at least one chronic condition and many of them go to work, virtually or in person, regardless of acute illness or persistent symptoms. Known as presenteeismworking at minimal capacity due to health problems is correlated with an average reduction of 33% in individual productivity and $1.5 trillion in the related employer charges. While few randomized controlled trials have shown that mHealth apps for condition management affect work productivity (presenteeism), the present study indicates that the One Drop platform is a cost-effective solution with substantial benefits for adults with diabetes. type 2. More importantly, employees aged 50 and over using One Drop saved 8% of their time at work and 17% of their productivity at work, which equates to $422 and $12,733 workers’ average savings per year, respectively.

“A healthy and productive workforce is essential to economic success and population health. Leaders who recognize this vital connection are investing in technology, like One Drop, that helps people function better every day at work, where the average employee spends a third of their life,” said Jeff Dachis, CEO and Founder of One Drop. “When combined with established clinical, psychological and behavioral outcomes, productivity gains paint a full picture of how our predictive health platform positively impacts all aspects of a person’s life, from home, work and beyond.”

The One Drop platform combines connected medical devicesan AI-powered tool mobile app (iOS and Android, available in 11 languages) and one-on-one coaching with Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES) to help people with chronic conditions stay healthy. More than 20 peer-reviewed clinical studies demonstrate clinical results and strengths of One Drop, including improved health outcomes (e.g., 1.9% reduction in estimated A1C within three months, lower systolic blood pressure, loss average weight of nine pounds) and direct annual cost savings per person. The latest RCT results suggest that One Drop may also support better day-to-day functioning for adults who manage diabetes. Possible reasons include reduction of treatment-related burnoutremoving health-related stress or distractions, and increasing focus and energy.

To date, One Drop has aggregated over 42 billion longitudinal health data points from approximately 1.5 million installed members worldwide. The precision health company uses this wealth of data to train the proprietary machine learning algorithms behind its predictive features, including CE-marked eight-hour glucose predictions—now linked to better engagement and diabetes outcomes.

One Drop is currently developing a minimally invasive treatment health sensor with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) capabilities designed to provide greater flexibility and insight for people with diabetes compared to blood glucose monitoring (CGM) fingers alone. Pending regulatory approval and commercial adoption, One Drop believes the integration of its proprietary sensor and existing digital solution should increase proven results and annual cost savings for members with diabetes and others. chronic diseases. Availability of this device is subject to receipt of clearance or approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration.


1. Lavaysse LM, Imrisek SD, Lee M., Osborn CY, Hirsch A., Hoy-Rosas J., Nagra H., Goldner D., Dachis J., Sears LE (2022). One drop improves productivity for workers with type 2 diabetes: One drop for workers with type 2 diabetes. JOEM 2022;64(8):e452-e458. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002577.

About a drop

One Drop is a precision health company combining continuous diagnostics, predictive analytics and machine learning in an award-winning digital solution to deliver cost-effective outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases. The goal: to enable everyone to take proactive steps towards better health, optimal performance and a more fulfilling life. A Bluetooth blood glucose meter kit, on-demand testing supplies and other One Drop products and services are available for purchase in the One Drop App (iOS and Android) and on onedrop.today, walmart, Amazon, best buythe Apple Storeand SVC. A sensor with continuous glucose sensing capabilities is under development and subject to regulatory approval.

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