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Health2047 spinout leverages community-based approach to tackle prediabetes

Health2047 has spun out a new company, First Mile Care, which is focused on reversing prediabetes, which is defined as higher-than-normal blood sugar but not yet type 2 diabetes.

The startup has begun developing a platform that enables community-based peer-to-peer connection so individuals with prediabetes can receive support.

The company’s approach is based on the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Here’s how First Mile Care’s program works: For one hour each week over the course of 10 weeks, participants meet with a coach, who suggests healthier habits. During the following year, participants meet with their coach on a monthly basis.