Individual Study / Berman et al.; JMIR Diabetes. 2018

Change in Glycemic Control With Use of a Digital Therapeutic in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Cohort Study

Change in Glycemic Control With Use of a Digital Therapeutic in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Cohort Study

Initiatives -
This 12-week study investigates the effects of a novel digital therapeutic, FareWell, on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and diabetes medication use. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2018
Funding
The authors would also like to thank the employees of Better Therapeutics LLC (thestudy sponsor and intervention developer) for their many contributions and support.

Design

Study design
Patients' cohort

Marker Paper

Berman MA, Guthrie NL, Edwards KL, et al. Change in Glycemic Control With Use of a Digital Therapeutic in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: Cohort Study. JMIR Diabetes. 2018;3(1):e4. Published 2018 Feb 14. doi:10.2196/diabetes.9591

PUBMED 30291074

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
118
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Adults with type 2 diabetes and a mobile phone were recruited throughout the United States using Facebook advertisements
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • Adults with type 2 diabetes

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population
Specific Population
  • Clinic patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
118
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
The intervention was delivered by an app paired with specialized humansupport, also delivered digitally. Health coaching was provided every 2 weeks by telephone, and a clinical team was availablefor participants requiring additional support.
Start Date
2018
End Date
2018
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone apps