One Drop this week launched blood glucose prediction and automated decision support features for its mobile app designed to help people manage their diabetes.
The company said that the new features will enable its mobile app to give blood glucose predictions up to 12 hours into the future and behavioral recommendations based on those forecasts.
One Drop’s machine learning models fuel the blood glucose prediction feature, according to the company – more than 1.1 billion data points collected by more than 860,000 users across the world power the company’s newest tool.
One Drop noted that its models require little time before it can give individual predictions.
“Unlike other predictive tools, One Drop’s models provide accurate predictions for one person based on the aggregate data of all people with similar health profiles,” the company wrote in a press release.
At this year’s meeting of the American Diabetes Association, One Drop reported data showing that its models accurately predicted future blood glucose values, with 91% of forecasts within +/- 50 mg/dL of glucometer readings.
The company said that its two new features will be available for people with Type II diabetes who do not use insulin within 90 days. For people who do use insulin to manage their Type II diabetes, One Drop expects its latest tools to launch “soon thereafter.”
“Our mission at One Drop is to relentlessly improve and empower the lives of ALL people with diabetes through award-winning consumer experiences, superior clinical efficacy, and automated decision support,” CEO Jeff Dachis said in prepared remarks. “The medical system can’t be there 24/7. But, One Drop can.”