The Sugarpod care plan is an interactive diabetes management system that incorporates an Alexa capability to provide voice-controlled interfacing, streamlining daily routines for sufferers of the disease

Managing type 2 diabetes requires organization and daily management, which technology like patient engagement platform Wellpepper‘s care plan aims to help facilitate. Hoping to further ease the burden for sufferers of the illness, the company is now incorporating Amazon’s digital voice assistant Alexa into its care package, Sugarpod, designed specifically for diabetes patients, as outlined in PSFK’s recent Retail Health & Wellness Debrief.

The Sugarpod plan was the winner of a contest where Amazon offered a $125,000 prize for the best use of Alexa in fighting type 2 diabetes. The initiative utilizes multiple tools including SMS, email, web and a mobile app, finally incorporating Alexa’s voice activation to provide a simple way for diabetes sufferers to monitor and manage their disease. As so much of diabetes management occurs in the home, Wellpepper recognized that integrating voice capabilities was a natural evolution to make its platform even more convenient and useful for patients.

This partnership is part of Amazon’s continued foray into the healthcare market. Wellpepper hopes to soon provide hardware solutions on top of the preexisting software. For more examples of how brands like Wellpepper are catering to consumer demand for in-synch health support, see PSFK’s report the Retail Health & Wellness Debrief.

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Managing type 2 diabetes requires organization and daily management, which technology like patient engagement platform Wellpepper‘s care plan aims to help facilitate. Hoping to further ease the burden for sufferers of the illness, the company is now incorporating Amazon’s digital voice assistant Alexa into its care package, Sugarpod, designed specifically for diabetes patients, as outlined in PSFK’s recent Retail Health & Wellness Debrief.

The Sugarpod plan was the winner of a contest where Amazon offered a $125,000 prize for the best use of Alexa in fighting type 2 diabetes. The initiative utilizes multiple tools including SMS, email, web and a mobile app, finally incorporating Alexa’s voice activation to provide a simple way for diabetes sufferers to monitor and manage their disease. As so much of diabetes management occurs in the home, Wellpepper recognized that integrating voice capabilities was a natural evolution to make its platform even more convenient and useful for patients.