Toronto-based disease prevention technology company Newtopia Inc. is introducing a product suite aimed at preventing, reversing and slowing the progression of three chronic conditions.
Targeting plan members of employer-sponsored health plans, the tools aim to assist users with hypertension, type 2 diabetes and weight management. They combine human interaction, virtual care, digital tools and data science to deliver personalized programs.
The heart health product encourages users to increase their physical activity, gives them nutrition recommendations, helps them stop smoking and provides stress management tools.
The type 2 diabetes prevention offering is personalized to help the user improve their health, reduce their blood glucose and lower their insulin resistance by adjusting their nutrition and incorporating low glycemic foods into their diet. It also features a daily cardio and strength exercise routine and techniques to improve sleep.
The weight management offering teaches users about healthy food options and gives them education and tools around insulin resistance and cardio and strength exercises. It also aims to generate awareness around emotional eating, focus on stress and sleep management and support behavioural change.
“Now more than ever, it is vital for organizations to ensure the health and safety of their population,” said Jeff Ruby, founder and chief executive officer of Newtopia, in a press release. “We are thrilled to offer these new programs for employers, health plans and providers that are looking for innovative and effective ways to support sustainable habit change.”