Anne L. Peters, MD, has been added to the first Clinical Advisory Board of the consumer digital health company, Livongo Health, based in Mountain View, Calif.
Peters, a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California; director of USC Westside Center for Diabetes, and a practicing physician at Keck Medicine of USC – Beverly Hills, is the former chairperson of the American Diabetes Association Council on Health Care Delivery and Public Health. She has a research center in East Los Angeles where she works with her team to prevent diabetes in the surrounding communities and has authored Conquering Diabetes: A Cutting-Edge, Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment.
As a member of Livongo’s panel of diabetes and healthcare experts, Peters will provide feedback and advice as Livongo delivers programs to improve the care of chronic conditions. The Advisory Board will support Livongo in continuing to deliver clinically-advanced, real-time, and personalized care enabled by technology and experienced caregivers where and when appropriate.
The Livongo for Diabetes program is available through a growing number of the country’s most progressive self-insured employers, leading Fortune 500 companies, health plans, and health systems with tens of thousands of people with diabetes enrolled today. Livongo members have been shown to demonstrate a reduction in HbA1c, the most accepted test used to measure blood glucose levels over three months and an important indicator of how well blood glucose has been managed. This substantial improvement reduces the likelihood of long-term complications and other chronic conditions such as kidney failure, blindness, heart attacks, and strokes, vastly improving quality of life and generating cost savings for individuals with diabetes.