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June 9, 2020

Jun 9, 2020
 

As a listener of NPR, I often hear a commercial for Noom, an app based weight-loss program that is based on physiology and psychology. I did a little research and found that they have you list your food or scan labels and grade your choices with red, yellow or green codes. The more green you eat the better you weight loss chances are. This is similar to what Weight Watchers does with their points system and yesterday I even found an app for Keto diets that allows you to scan food labels and record your habits.

All of these programs can be successful, and now many of them add brain exercises or activities to address the psychological side of weight loss. Even with this added A-I like feature, people grow tired of these apps and return to their old habits.

This week our intern, Antonio Bess from the FAMU College of Pharmacy, has a great article looking into how you can maximize these apps for your diabetes patients, and how you can keep participation from declining over time.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief