Ranjan Sinha

December 18, 2020

The Impact of Digbi Health’s Precision Care Program

Digbi Health is the first and landmark prescription-grade digital care company that uses artificial intelligence, among other technologies, to harness gut microbiome, genetic, lifestyle, and behavioral risk signals to help people reverse or reduce the risk of obesity and gut-related inflammatory illnesses.

Obesity is a multifactorial disease with complex pathogenesis and several prevalent and debilitating associated comorbidities. Those with “diabesity,” i.e. diabetes, obesity, and associated chronic illnesses, have seen an improvement in their condition and experienced an enhanced quality of life after following the Digbi program.

At Digbi Health, a personalized integrative nutrition plan is created based on one’s genetic and gut microbiome obesity risk profile. It incorporates daily digital tracking and lifestyle coaching. Never before has a program offered personalized data including genetics, gut microbiome, and lifestyle coaching in one package to craft highly individualized plans to lose weight and keep it off long term.

In addition to health-promoting weight loss, followers of the Digbi Cares program have experienced a significant reduction in IBS, acid reflux, musculoskeletal disorders, insulin-related disorders, hypertension, kidney stones, and elevated cholesterol.

Delivering improved health outcomes and financial savings

Digbi Health’s research and evidence-based programs continue to deliver improved health outcomes and financial savings to payers, employers, and individuals. So far, employees from over 50 government agencies in the state of California have enrolled in the program. 70 percent of these individuals have experienced weight loss and a decrease in the obesity-related cardiovascular, gut, chronic pain, and immunity health risks. Digbi Cares™ programs are fully covered by a large health plan in California, offered on their wellness navigation platform.

According to Ranjan Sinha, CEO, and Founder, "Digbi Health is filling a critical gap in remote digital care. These disease risks vary significantly by gender and ethnicity because they are rooted in the genetics and gut microbiome of the individual. Government employees are essential workers and our team felt it is important for Digbi Health to provide them the opportunity to understand their health on the deepest level and protect themselves and their family."

Since the program was rolled out last July to government and essential service providers, they have experienced several benefits during the pandemic and shelter-in-place situations:

  • Healthy weight loss
  • Improved mental health
  • More energy
  • Improved gut health

Research findings supporting Digbi Health’s precision care program

A recent follow-up study was conducted with participants who lost at least 5% of their weight using the precision digital care program, to specifically examine the effect of the intervention upon participants’ fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, hypertension, and symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, all of which are risk factors for metabolic illness. .

It was observed that sufferers of major obesity-related comorbidities lost significant amounts of weight. Those with insulin-dependent disorders lost 7.95% of their body weight, those with gastrointestinal symptoms lost 8% of their body weight, and those with hypertension lost 10.24%. Overall, gastrointestinal symptoms decreased by 7.5%, and specific symptoms were improved by an average of 40-70%.

The participants also reported remission or reversal in comorbidity symptoms, specifically, in two of the most physically as well as financially debilitating obesity-associated comorbidities: insulin-related disorders and gastrointestinal distress. Those with insulin-related disorders experienced an average reduction of fasting blood glucose level by 17.55% and an average reduction of HbA1c level by 6.27%.

Thus Digbi Cares’ precision digital care-based approach to nutrition and health, especially when related to weight management, shows great potential in improving patient outcomes.

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