New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2017
Fit4D, the leading diabetes patient support solution, announced today that its founder and CEO, David Weingard, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s annual American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference taking place in Indianapolis Friday, August 4th through Monday August 7th. The annual AADE conference brings together experts to provide a global perspective to the discussion of critical issues and new models of diabetes care.
Nearly 422 million people in the world have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the World Health Organization, with a disproportionate amount affecting high-risk populations, including seniors and low-income households. Fit4D successfully combines two important elements: a CDE who is the patient’s own clinical expert delivering personalized plans that address individual barriers to self-management, along with a technology platform that facilitates scalability.
Fit4D was founded by David after he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 36 while training for a survival race. A veteran of numerous running and triathlon races, David committed to rebuilding his life and providing positive energy to the diabetes community while coping with the condition on a 24×7 basis. David’s personal experience receiving meaningful education and support from a CDE sparked the idea for Fit4D to leverage technology to scale patient reach in order to improve adherence and outcomes for pharmaceutical, payer and provider organizations.
“I am honored to be announced as one of the keynote speakers at such a distinguished industry conference as AADE, “ said David Weingard, founder and CEO of Fit4D. “Fit4D and AADE are aligned in our mission to enrich the lives of people with diabetes. It’s always inspiring to meet so many passionate, like-minded diabetes educators and industry professionals.”
Everyday, Fit4D works with diverse client organizations from pharma to payers and providers to deliver an impactful patient support offering that not only improves persistency to Rx and quality measures, but also the overall patient experience. David will be sharing his perspective on these business models, how they are implemented in real world and how CDEs can integrate into this evolving environment to deliver better outcomes for patients.
Fit4D is a technology-enabled health coaching solution that scales the ability of expert certified diabetes educators (CDEs), to reach and engage patients. Fit4D clients include pharmaceutical companies with a branded drug or device seeking to improve initiation and adherence, and payers looking to improve health outcomes and quality measures.
The company’s team of CDEs across the country leverage the Fit4D technology platform to engage patients with personalized plans that address the individual barriers one faces when learning to self-manage the condition. Coaching topics include diabetes education, tips and tactics to initiate therapy and improve medication adherence, the importance of preventive care, nutrition, exercise, advice to overcome psychosocial barriers, weight management and more.
Fit4D’s mission is to improve the lives of people living with diabetes worldwide. Fit4D delivers scalable and effective patient programs through an optimized mix of its technology platform and human-based touch points. The Fit4D clinical team of certified diabetes educators (CDEs) is comprised of dietitians, exercise physiologists, nurses, and social workers, who are passionate about empowering people with diabetes to live rich, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Fit4D’s Fortune 500 clients include pharmaceutical, payer, provider and wellness companies. Fit4D has also engaged in numerous joint initiatives with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Diabetes Association, and Diabetes Research Institute.