NewsJan 26, 2022
News: Platform shows strong results for diabetes prevention
Data has shown that the EIT Health-supported type 2 diabetes prevention platform, Health Integrator, significantly reduces elevated blood sugar in people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Health Integrator, is an innovative platform that provides support for those at high risk of developing the condition, utilising a ‘health bond’. The bond is financed through a loan provided by Skandia, an insurance company, and therefore does not rely on existing healthcare budgets. As part of the EIT Health project, Health Movement, the pioneering health bond scheme was designed to support the prevention of type 2 diabetes, improving the lives of citizens but also reducing costs to healthcare services. At the end of the project, the spinout company, Health Integrator, was launched to continue the work, which has also been supported by EIT Health’s accelerator to access investment, partners, and strategic business support.