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Mar 06, 2018

Sweetch changes behavior to lower diabetes risk

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Lara Koole

Lara Koole

Partner, Venture Investments

Clinical trial shows effectiveness of AI-driven app


Sweetch is a start-up with a mobile health app that aims to use AI to help users prevent diabetes — or improve outcomes for users who have diabetes. The app personalizes recommendations for each user, offering them the tailored support and encouragement they need to make long-term behavior changes. In 2016, Sweetch raised $3.5 million, led by global conglomerate Philips and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd.


A clinical trial conducted at Johns Hopkins University found that Sweetch was highly effective at modifying participant behavior. On average, participants lost weight, reduced their waist circumference and had a clinically meaningful reduction in their A1C levels.

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