Breathe Well-Being, an Indian Online Diabetes Management Program (BDMP) with emphasis on diabetes reversal and healthy living has recently got recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The online program is a personalised digital therapeutics one which assists individuals manage and reverse Type 2 Diabetes. This Gurgaon-based healthcare start-up was founded in 2020 by Rohan Verma and Aditya Kaicker with a vision to help people live a life free of diabetes using a clinically proven program.
For the study 3 control groups were formed with a total of 181 participants in which the first group had 60 patients who were treated with the BDMP plus doctor prescription medication, second group had 61 patients who were treated with the BDMP plus doctor- prescribed medication plus stress reduction module and third group had 60 patients who were only treated by doctor-prescribed medication. BDMP imparts lifestyle advisory, education and content related to healthcare as part of their curriculum which is customised as per the health profile and preferences of the patient. Comprehensive lifestyle data is provided to the doctors which enables them to give data backed clinical decisions and also helps the patients adhere to the advice given by the doctors to achieve Diabetes Remission a sustainable HbAIc level of below 6.5% for a minimum of 3 months.the study lasted for 16 weeks at the end of which patients from the first group showed 81.6% program completion rate, an average of 0.68% reduction in HbAIc levels, an average of 5.64%of baseline body weight loss and Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) score average change from 56.3 to 44 (score ranges from 16-80), higher score indicates higher worry. Patients from group 2 showed 88.5%completion rate, an average of0.74%reduction in HbAIc levels, an average of 6.02% of baseline body weight loss and PSWQ score average change from 58.6 to 40.8. Patients from group 3 showed an average of 0.28% reduction in HbAIc levels, an average of 0.8% of baseline body weight loss and a PSWQ score average change from 56.2 to 55.5.
The results of the study were submitted to ADA on use of Digital Therapeutics which acts as a valuable tool enabling personalised care among diabetics. ADA then examined these results across cohorts with different age groups and profile of chronic patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes and certified that Breathe Well Being effectively works towards reversal of diabetes. The study proved that this lifestyle intervention program has helped its users’ show significant reduction in their HbA1c levels, body weight and stress levels. More than 90% patients completely stopped or reduced their diabetes medications and more than 95% patients showed HbA1c level reduction of more than 10%.
The USP of this company is that it follows “No outcome No pay” policy wherein diabetic patients end up paying only if they see significant reduction in their HbA1c levels else the fee is refunded. Breathe Well-Being application is available on the Play store and App store to access the program and so far this clinical program has helped more than 10,000 members to reduce their blood sugar levels, lose weight and prevent further health complications..