Digital technology is transforming diabetes care

by Sifter
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Judy Seybold
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MS, RDN, LD, CLC
May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024
More than 100 million U.S. adults have pre-diabetes or diabetes.

Effective diabetes care requires careful consideration of food choices to properly manage blood sugar levels. And because patients with diabetes don't always know which foods are best, their healthcare provider needs to offer personalized, actionable guidance when it counts most — when shopping for food.

That’s now possible. Sifter's Food as Medicine digital platform has revolutionized diabetes management by connecting clinical dietary guidance to the food. Our technology identifies which grocery products can support a diabetes diet by using algorithms developed by registered licensed dietitians and grounded in evidence-based nutrition care practices and food regulations. This sophisticated, science-based "sifting" is built to power your existing platform, providing you with:

➤ Automated and scalable medically tailored grocery (MTG) lists. Health professionals use Sifter to easily generate a list of diabetes-eligible grocery products that the patient can purchase from their preferred local grocer. Tech-enabled MTG lists help patients with diabetes eat the right foods for a lifetime.

➤ Hyper-personalization of dietary guidance. Sifter can further personalize the MTG list to align with the patient's cultural or religious identity and ingredient likes and dislikes. Research has shown that the more personalized dietary guidance is, the greater the improvement in a patient's eating behavior.

➤ In-store shopping tools. According to a 2023 Pew Research Center survey, 90% of U.S. adults have a smartphone. The Sifter platform includes accurate barcode scanning functionality that can be seamlessly integrated into any health app. Patients use their smartphone to scan grocery products and learn whether the food is appropriate for a diabetes diet. No more second-guessing in the grocery aisle.

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