Joslin Diabetes Center Announces Collaboration with Good Measures

Released: 9/6/2013 2:05 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: Joslin Diabetes Center
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Newswise — BOSTON – (September 6, 2013) – Good Measures and Joslin Diabetes Center announced today that they have reached an agreement, aimed at incorporating Joslin’s nutritional guidelines, meal plans, exercise recommendations and other relevant resources into Good Measures’ product and service offerings.

This new collaboration brings together Joslin, the world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization, and Good Measures, a firm that has developed online and mobile tools to support behavioral changes related to eating and exercise.

“The Good Measures team looks forward to working with Joslin,” said George Bennett, CEO of Good Measures. “We collectively appear to have the skills and resources that will permit us to improve the lives of millions of pre-diabetics and diabetics around the world. We look forward to moving ahead on this exciting and promising endeavor.”

Joslin will pilot the use of the enhanced Good Measures products and services with the intent of integrating the Good Measures platform into the lifestyle support it provides to Joslin patients. Good Measures and Joslin also plan to make the enhanced system available commercially to other organizations beginning January 1, 2014.

“We are very excited about this new collaboration with Good Measures, and I know our joint efforts will be instrumental in addressing the obesity and diabetes pandemics,” commented John Brooks, President and CEO of Joslin.

About Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Our mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes. Our vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. For more information, visit www.joslin.org.

About Good Measures, LLC

Good Measures is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm has developed a fresh and promising set of highly differentiated online and mobile tools and services that support behavior change related to eating and exercise. The tools and services are based on two patent-pending breakthrough concepts, the Good Measures Index (GMI) and Contextual Nutrition (see goodmeasures.com). The mission of the firm is to help organizations, including physician practices, hospitals, health plans and employers, improve their ability to help the members of the populations they serve to cost effectively improve their lifestyle habits related to eating and exercise. The Good Measures senior management team has extensive experience distributing lifestyle management services to physicians, hospitals, insurance companies and employers.

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