BEATdiabetes is a program that is designed to reverse prediabetes and potentially type 2 diabetes. We help you achieve this without additional medication, using weight loss and increased activity.
The program is an intense 12-week professionally recommended diet and exercise plan, followed by a 40-week maintenance program. In addition to the app, you have access to a diabetes educator to provide you support.
Our app uses games and animation to encourage you to make changes to your diet and exercise patterns. Support is available both through an in-app chat feature and through a 1:1 coach. We’ve made the program as simple as possible so you can focus on the end result.
Absolutely – it’s specifically designed to reverse/control pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. As a result, it will also improve your metabolic health by reducing your weight and blood pressure. Studies show that these health changes can also help to improve cholesterol and well-being.
Initially, we suggest that you enroll for 12 months. Although you will see results very quickly, the longer you continue to use the program, the more likely you are to see long-term results. Making healthy lifestyle changes become a habit takes time and support. The 40-week maintenance program is to support you during this time.
We recommend anyone under 18 year of age or with health conditions outside of diabetes discuss the program with their healthcare provider first.
The BEATdiabetes program is delivered through the BEATdiabetes app. The app includes built-in games, animation, and an avatar called Lena, who is always available to answer questions and remind you when you need to eat or exercise. In addition, additional features include discussion forums, access to experts and many other innovative features.
You don’t need a prescription from your healthcare provider, but we do think you should keep your doctors informed of what you’re doing. With increased activity and a controlled diet, you may need your medicines adjusted so you do not have low blood sugars.
Our coaches and clinicians provide advice and regularly monitor your results to make sure that the program is being used correctly. However, they do not make any changes to your medications or provide medical advice. If you have other conditions, it is possible that they may also improve as your general health and well-being improves.
No, you should continue to take your medication as prescribed. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the program and if you will need to change any medicines.
You will need a smartphone or tablet to download the app from either the Apple Store or Google Play store for android devices.
The app has a group chat feature so you can chat with other users as well as your coach. Lena is always on hand to guide and support you.
The app is programmed to recommend a specific amount of calories based on your current height and weight. By doing this, you may see increased control of your blood sugars in addition to your weight.
You shouldn’t feel hungry. The program is about changing your long-term behaviors, but it includes snacks between meals. We will suggest healthier food alternatives but do allow for you to swap foods to better meet your tastes.
The program includes an overall healthy diet but you should check with your healthcare provider before starting if you are on a special diet. Many of our food choices fit most diets.
You can join the program by downloading the app from either the Apple Store or Google Play.
There is no pre-examination or screening required if you’re over 18 and have prediabetes or diabetes.
The program may be paid for by your employer, health care insurer or health care provider. If it is not, then contact us to determine your monthly fee.
Once we have determined who will pay for the program, you will receive a code to activate the BEATdiabetes program on the app. After that, just follow the on-screen instructions. A live coach will reach out to you to provide support.
If you wish to cancel your participation in the program for any reason, just get in touch with us and we’ll advise you on what you need to do.
Your private data isn’t shared with anyone without your consent and we have the highest standards of privacy. We may share data with employers or health care insurers on an anonymous basis, but this will be to show them that the program is effective and the overall diabetes remission trend for their cohort.
If you have any questions, ideas or comments then please get in touch via our e-mail address. You can also send us a message through the app if you’ve been enrolled.