Cigna and BodyMedia Launch Diabetes Prevention Study

1-27-2013 12-44-21 PM

Cigna announces formation of a national study group focusing on the efficacy of combining digital health trackers with health coaches to reduce the risk of diabetes. The study group will be made up of 1,600 at-risk American workers from four of Cigna’s health plan clients.

The initiative will use BodyMedia’s FIT armband to track caloric burn, exercise patterns, and other physiological data. This information will be available to both the user, and the assigned health coaches.

"Our theory for helping people reduce their risk of diabetes is to provide personalized, engaging and information-rich coaching programs, along with cool tools that deliver sustained motivation to improve health," – Eric Herbek, Cigna Product Solutions Vice President.

The pilot program will comprise a randomized control trial of participants who have been identified with pre-diabetes.

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