First-of-its-Kind mHealth Application Provides Simple Tips and Tricks for Healthier Eating, in an Engaging Format, for People with, or at Risk for, Diabetes
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nationally recognized dietitian and diabetes educator, Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, has partnered with Quantia, the creators of QuantiaMD®, the leading online physician community, to create a groundbreaking mobile diabetes application called EatSmart™. The free application provides those affected by, or at risk for, diabetes with simple meal planning tips and tricks and is available on the iPhone, Android, smartphones, tablets and the Web.
EatSmart, the first in a series of interventional mHealth applications powered by Quantia’s QuantiaCare™ platform, is an intuitive, easily downloadable application. The application is specifically created for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, those previously diagnosed but looking for best-in-class information, caretakers of people with type 2 diabetes, and those at risk for type 2 diabetes. The continually updated content is easy to consume as teachings are delivered in bite-sized pieces in an interactive mobile viewing format which includes voice, text, easy-to-understand graphics and images, and engaging questions and answers. EatSmart’s innovative model lets anyone register for the application and also allows diabetes educators and other healthcare providers to directly enroll their patients as well.
“EatSmart is a major breakthrough application that takes my voice, passion and step-by-step practical approach to helping people transition their eating habits and makes them available to people across the country,” said Warshaw. “No doubt, people with diabetes need to work with their primary care provider and diabetes educators, but studies show people need chronic and constant support to make and reinforce the lifestyle changes critical to preventing and taking care of diabetes. EatSmart extends the delivery of diabetes meal planning information beyond the exam room and diabetes education programs and puts the knowledge literally into the persons’ or care providers’ hands to access when and where they need it and to reinforce information and support essential behavior change.”
Hope Warshaw is a nationally recognized dietitian and diabetes educator with over thirty years of experience as an author, freelance writer, consultant and teacher. Warshaw is most well known for her expertise in the areas of healthy restaurant eating and diabetes nutrition management, offering practical solutions to healthier eating and translating complex concepts into understandable language and actionable steps. She has written several books, including her latest, Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, 4th ed, American Diabetes Association, 2010. She is a member of the American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association as well as the American Association of Diabetes Educators for which she currently is a member of their Board of Directors.
“Increasingly fewer touch-points between healthcare provider and patient threaten a relationship that is critical to the health of patients,” said Michael Paskavitz, Editor in Chief of Quantia. “What we’ve learned from years of experience with doctors on QuantiaMD, particularly on mobile, is that compromised communication and learning doesn’t have to be a casualty of busier lives. What Warshaw has done here is built a new bridge between the healthcare provider and the patient, so there is a critical bond and shared commitment to a patient’s wellbeing.”
“EatSmart solves a fundamental problem, which is providing patients with the tools and resources for them to proactively deal with their condition between provider visits,” said Joseph del Castillo, MD, Hospitalist, Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, PA. “I always seek to provide my patients with access to the best educational resources available as it strengthens my relationship with them, and an actively engaged patient is more likely to achieve better results. What better way to do this than by providing them with a virtual Hope Warshaw for them to keep in their pockets!”
The EatSmart application is currently available for free download from the Apple App Store and Android Market and can be found on the Web at https://eatsmart.quantiacare.com/.
QuantiaMD® and QuantiaCare™ are branded services developed and operated by Quantia Communications, Inc., a privately held corporation headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. QuantiaMD is an online physician-to-physician learning collaborative where 1 in 6 U.S. physicians engage, share, and learn from experts and each other, free of charge, through any computer, smartphone or mobile device. QuantiaCare is a powerful platform consisting of intuitive applications designed to help patients manage various conditions. For more information, visit http://www.quantiamd.com/home/corporate_about_us
QuantiaCare and EatSmart are trademarks of Quantia Communications, Inc. and QUANTIAMD is a registered trademark of Quantia Communications, Inc. All other product names and references contained herein remain the service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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