BASKING RIDGE, N.J. Hooper Holmes announced a new, interactive health-screening platform that can efficiently identify people with undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes.
Diabetes Know Now! is an innovative "screen before the screen" that combines an online diabetes risk assessment with an at-home diabetes laboratory test. Users complete an online diabetes risk assessment that places them in three risk categories -- high, moderate or low. Users at high risk for having or developing diabetes then are offered an at-home test kit that allows them to collect their own blood sample and return it to Hooper Holmes’ Heritage Labs. Heritage Labs then completes a Hemoglobin A1c test, which the American Diabetes Association now recommends as the screening test for diabetes, and returns the results electronically to the secure Diabetes Know Now! account established by the user.
To commemorate the launch, Hooper Holmes made Diabetes Know Now! available to its employees in line with Diabetes Alert Day.
“Prior to Diabetes Know Now! there was not an effective and efficient way to target diabetes screenings,” said Chris Behling, president of Hooper Holmes health and wellness. “Now, instead of having to complete blood tests on an entire population, we can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers’ programs, by only needing to complete blood testing on a targeted group who are at the highest risk for having or developing diabetes.”