The combination of obesity and diabetes is a rapidly growing epidemic all across the world. It is estimated that there are 400 million diabetics globally. In 2000, India topped the world with the highest number of people with diabetes. According to some experts, the prevalence of diabetes is predicted to double globally in 2030 with a maximum increase in India.
Jana Care is a health technology start-up founded to solve the twin epidemic of ‘Diabesity’. With roots in Harvard and MIT, the team combines experience in engineering, design, medicine and behavioral sciences. Jana Care is re-inventing diabetes care and solving the double burden of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of chronic diseases by building high quality, affordable consumer diagnostics and personalized patient management programs globally.
The problem of diabetes is two-fold: only half of diabetics are diagnosed, while only a tenth of them meet their diabetes therapy goals. Jana Care addresses the first problem with their Aina Device – a phone connected blood diagnostic device that can perform among others HbA1c and blood glucose tests using only fingerstick samples, at a fraction of the cost of traditional laboratory equipment. The Aina Device is CE certified and meets ISO 15197:2013 regulatory standards. The Aina Station extends the diagnostic capabilities of a healthcare professional by offering point-of-care tests for essential blood parameters.
Secondly, in order to help diabetics effectively manage their condition after they are diagnosed, Jana Care has developed the Habits Program – a mobile application that drives lifestyle improvement and better diabetes management by using interactive educational modules as well as personalized coaching support based on the patients’ data. The Habits Program is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program and Look Ahead trials. The Habits Program gives you tools to track your glucose, weight, activity, diet, HbA1c levels, insulin, lipids and blood pressure.