Location: United Kingdom
The app provides personalised support and behaviour tracking through all stages of diabetes.
Studies show that frequent communication between patients and their healthcare providers helps to meet health goals. However, the shortage of such professionals can limit the time they have with patients. Chronic illnesses, in particular, can benefit from closer monitoring and input from medical and healthcare professionals.
Oviva appreciates the importance of healthy lifestyles for preventing and treating illnesses. Their app provides patients with daily access to tailored information and professional advice. NHS doctors can refer their patients to Oviva and send any relevant info such as lab reports, diagnosis, and medical history. Oviva will then call the patient and get them set up with their program, which can last up to a year.
Oviva offers three diabetic-specific programs. All of them allow a simplified version of food tracking – All the patient has to do is take a picture of their plate.
The ‘prevention/pre-diabetic program’ lasts 6-12 months to help patients lose weight, improve blood sugar levels, and learn how to eat a healthy diet. People receive regular coaching through the app or phone from their dietician to create goals and help stay accountable. The program supplies a large amount of learning material such as recipes, podcasts and meal plans. These help patients understand more about lifestyle changes and how to overcome challenges in their journey. Like Second Nature, Oviva is involved in the NHS ‘Healthier You’ program.
The 8-12 week ‘Oviva diabetes support program’ is designed to improve understanding and confidence in managing the condition. Like the prevention program, the support program also includes one-on-one coaching, learning material, and tracking.
‘Oviva Diabetes 800’ is a 12-month long program that will empower and support people to reverse diabetes. Over the 12 months, patients can lose over 15 kilos which will increase the likelihood of cutting down or stopping their medication. For the first 12 weeks of the program, patients will eat a reduced diet of 800 calories per day under the guidance of their dietician to reduce their weight quickly. Stage 2 of the program involves reintroducing food over 4 weeks while developing healthier habits. Phase 3 is dedicated to making the new healthy habits stick for a lifetime.