American Diabetes Association and Voxiva Join Forces to Deliver Personalized Diabetes Support to Stop Diabetes® via Cell Phones

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Madison Trimble
mtrimble@diabetes.org
703-549-1500 ext. 2139

Alexandria,
September 4, 2013

The American Diabetes Association (Association), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, announced a collaboration with Voxiva, a pioneer in interactive mobile health services,  to help people living diabetes improve their health using their cell phones.

Voxiva’s Care4life℠ diabetes self-management program is now available as part of the Association’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program. The Care4life program combines the best in diabetes education content (reviewed by the American Diabetes Association) with proven evidence-based behavior change techniques to help people living with diabetes more effectively manage their condition. The program uses text messages, a personal online portal and a mobile website to engage and support users as they learn about diabetes and form healthy habits. Care4life delivers education, medication and appointment reminders, blood glucose tracking, weight and exercise goal setting and tracking, healthy recipes and nutrition tips, and a virtual coach to provide motivation. 

“The Association is always searching for new ways to make diabetes management easier and more readily available to people with diabetes,” said Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association.  “We are excited to add Care4life to our Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program as there are many people living with diabetes who will benefit from this personalized program.”

“By providing day-in-day-out support through cell phones, Care4life makes a real difference for people living with diabetes,” said Justin Sims, Voxiva CEO. “We are very proud to be working with the American Diabetes Association to offer Care4life to their members and beyond.”

The Association’s Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program is a free, yearlong program for those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In addition to the Care4life program, it provides a monthly e-newsletter, diabetes-friendly recipes, informational packets, three free copies of the Association’s magazine, Diabetes Forecast, and access to beneficial tools and information to help ease the adjustment to living with diabetes. To sign up for the integrated program visit, diabetes.org/freeprogram or call 1-800-DIABETES.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

Founded in 2001, Voxiva is a global pioneer in delivering interactive mobile health services, leveraging the world's six billion mobile phones to help people live healthier lives.  Our services combine trusted health content with proven evidence-based behavior change techniques to engage and support people in managing their health.  Our services support a broad range of health topics such as maternal health, children’s health, smoking cessation, healthy living and diabetes self-management.  In 2011, Fast Company recognized Voxiva as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world. Learn more at www.voxiva.com or contact info@voxiva.com.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.