Prevent diabetes? Doctors may soon have an app for that

A major German healthcare payer was a key supporter of the Roche and SAP Health project. “Historically the mindset of the insurance industry has been on paying for treatment and cures more than prevention. This is a real mindset shift happening in that industry,” said Kalfhaus.

Meanwhile, prediabetic patients appear to be especially open and eager to this highly engaged approach to prevention. Most of the patients enrolled in Accu-Chek View are middle-aged or older, yet they easily adopted and accepted the mobile/IoT aspects of this program. “The acceptance within older demographics shows how well-designed this solution is,” said Kalfhaus. “We’re very optimistic about its prospects to prevent diabetes.”