Exhibitor Focus: OurPath
DPC2018 exhibitor OurPath talks to us about its intensive digital behavioural change programme for people with type 2 diabetes.
What does your company do?
OurPath is a digital behavioural change programme designed for people at risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Our intensive education programme is delivered online through mobile and desktop platforms, and users are provided with the latest health tracking technologies, including wireless smart scales and an activity tracking device. Combined with an exclusive support network of peers and professionally accredited dietitians who serve as mentors, the programme delivers a holistic approach to sustainably changing people’s behaviours and improving their health long-term.
Why is your company working in diabetes care?
Trends in aging, health and technology proved a solution was needed to help people with diabetes and high-risk individuals muster the motivation necessary to make lifestyle and behaviour changes that would control their diet, weight and physical activity levels. This solution also needed to provide physicians and commissioners with high-quality data on diabetic populations within their patient groups. OurPath’s answer is an accessible, three-month, online weight loss programme that helps people to build healthier lifestyle habits around the way they eat, move and think.
How is your company improving diabetes care?
In 2017, OurPath was selected as one of five digital health providers as part of the NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) – a joint commitment from NHS England and Diabetes UK to deliver evidence from behavioural interventions for people at high risk of type 2 diabetes. On the back of two clinical trials and an NHS pilot, users of the OurPath programme have seen an average of 8.2% body weight loss and over 50% reduction in their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The OurPath programme is already provided to thousands of NHS patients at risk of type 2 diabetes in Humber, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bedfordshire, and there are plans to expand more widely across the country.
What are you hoping to achieve through your support of DPC2018 and presence at the show?
We’re hoping to connect with healthcare providers and commissioners, who will help to expand the reach of the OurPath programme. We’ll be sharing results and success stories that will inspire and encourage potential users to make positive lifestyle changes.