In addition to licensing our telehealth software, Fruit Street delivers the CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program to health insurance companies using our own staff of registered dietitians.
Fruit Street’s team of in-house registered dietitians serve as coaches to deliver the science-backed program.
Using the CDC-supported curriculum, coaches educate and facilitate interactive discussion among groups of 5-10 participants whose goal is to lose 5-7% of their starting weight by the end of the year long program. Classes cover a variety of health and wellness topics including meal planning, tips for eating away from home, and ways to increase daily physical activity. Sixteen group classes are delivered in the first 6 months of the program and 6 group classes are delivered in the last 6 months. Participants are issued a wireless scale, Fitbit, and the Fruit Street mobile application which allows participants to take photos of their food and receive feedback from their coach. The well-researched lifestyle change program has been shown to significantly reduce participants’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes and associated chronic diseases.
The original clinical trial on this program showed that participants who successfully complete the program had a 58% risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes and that this lifestyle intervention was more effective than metformin in preventing diabetes.