Diabetes Solutions Landscape Phase 4, US KPI Clean up

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Diabetes Solutions Landscape Phase 4, US KPI Clean up - Virta, Coheso Track3, DietSenso

Overview
In order to make the needed updates to the spreadsheet, press releases, financial reports and company websites were searched to find and double check the requested KPI. Estimation of figures was prohibited, so many cells have been updated to read "unknown" in the absence of confirmed data. The updates have been made to the spreadsheet rows assigned to Virta, Coheso Track3, and Dietsenso.

In addition to updating the figures in the spreadsheet for all three rows, more explanation on the meaning of the reversal percentage in Line 11, Cell AL (Virta) was added.



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Diabetes Solutions Landscape Phase 4, US KPI Clean up - Roche AccuCheck, Blue Star, Livongo

INTRODUCTION

All the necessary points of the request have been addressed, and you can find the answer to them below.

ROCHE ACCU-CHEK

Since we had to alter the tab regarding the impact of Accu-Chek, the "comments" section was modified to reflect those changes. The study focused primarily on the satisfaction of the Accu-Chek management system, but there were solid quantitative indicators measuring other diabetes-related factors. Since the most important measures have been covered in the spreadsheet, we will mention some of the more trivial ones here :
1. A reading of the occurrence of hypoglycemia defined as glucose value below 70 mg/dL. The occurrence of hypoglycemia in the study was defined "as the number of hypoglycemic readings divided by the total number of blood glucose checks". Out of 87 users analyzed at the 24th week of the study, 1.48 hypoglycemic readings were detected.
2. A check-up on the competency in SMBG (self-monitoring of blood glucose), defined as a response to high as well as low glucose values at week 24, was found in only one participant.
3. 91.71% of follow-up visits were recorded from 86 participants with enough SMBG data.
4. The number of tagged readings of blood glucose "divided by the total number of readings" is the "percentage of blood glucose tagged data". At week 24 of the study, 86.87% of blood glucose tagged data was derived from 78 participants.

BLUESTAR

We have provided more details about the clinical study here. It lasted for three months, and involved thirty patients with type 2 diabetes. The change in A1C was, together with the satisfaction of the participants, "clinically and statistically significant".

LIVONGO

A thorough research didn't give us any information on the details of the approval by the FDA, aside from being approved in 2014. Also, the comment of the previous analyst was deleted since we found that Livongo has medical devices.

Livongo, aside from Voluntis, a software developing company, that is not a payer, Livongo isn't partners with any public or private payer.

Conclusion

We have made adjustments to the attached spreadsheet in an effort to correct any possible mistakes or misunderstandings we previously made.


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Diabetes Solutions Landscape Phase 4, US KPI Clean up - SweatCoin, Pivot (Carrot)

A deep dive in the public domain yielded results that showed Sweatcoin having two million users, who have taken more outdoor steps after using the app, and partnerships for rewards only. On the other hand, Pivot by Carrot lacked any partnerships for reimbursements as well as available quantitative or qualitative data on its user impact. The corresponding spreadsheet can be viewed along with all the changes and updates made.

US 2 tab: spreadsheet changes

SWEATCOIN
For the application Sweatcoin (Line 67), the answer to Column W was changed to "None" since, as written in Column X, the app does not have partnerships with any public or private entity for reimbursements. The app only has rewards partnerships with wearable devices brands.

Additionally, Column AL was updated. Publicly available sources revealed that the app has around two million users, and after using the app for at least six months, users increased the outdoor steps they took from nine to 20 percent. A search for the measurement processes for these data yielded no results, however.

PIVOT BY CARROT
For Column W of Pivot (Line 72), the answer was changed to "None". The partner of Carrot, RedBrick Health, is a health technology and services company and not a payer organization, as can be seen in Column X.

For Column AL, the answer was changed to "unknown". In Column AM, the information provided indicates that no sources showing the qualitative or quantitative impact of Pivot were available.

Finally, Columns V, X, AA, AD, AF, AH, and AJ have all been updated with the necessary footnotes.

Conclusion

In summary, after extensive research of publicly available information, Sweatcoin was discovered to have only rewards partnerships and two million active users, who have increased their outdoor step activity because of the application. Meanwhile, Pivot by Carrot was revealed to have no reimbursement partnerships and quantitative or qualitative data on the application's user impact. The corresponding spreadsheet can be seen with all revisions completed.
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