Led by endocrinologist and diabetes specialist Dr. Lyle Mitzner, the new service addresses the soaring diabetes epidemic in the U.S. and underscores Antidote Health’s commitment to ensure everyone has access to affordable, high-quality healthcare.
Antidote Health, a telehealth company that views accessible, affordable healthcare as a fundamental human right, is proud to announce the launch of its new service for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes care. Led by Dr. Lyle Mitzner, the comprehensive service addresses the soaring diabetes epidemic in the U.S. and underscores Antidote Health’s commitment to ensure everyone has access to affordable high-quality healthcare, no matter their race, location or circumstance.
“Diabetes is now the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.,” says Antidote Health Co-founder and CEO Avihai Sodri. “In addition to our services for primary, mental health and hypertension care, we are proud to take another step towards affordable healthcare. This new service is critical given that many Americans with diabetes or prediabetes have lower income and lack adequate access to care. These factors, particularly cost and access, should never present barriers to healthcare. By providing a personalized experience from a designated doctor from assessment and diagnoses to treatment plans, prescriptions and monitoring, Antidote Health offers affordable, convenient, high-quality care for all.”
The number of U.S. adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled in the last 20 years. According to the CDC, an estimated 37 million Americans have diabetes, with type 2 accounting for approximately 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases. Further, about 86 million adults are not aware of the fact they have prediabetes. The CDC’s latest National Diabetes Statistics Report states that the highest prevalence is in adults with a family income below the federal poverty line and within minority groups. Considering that medical costs for people with diabetes are twice as high in comparison to those without diabetes, there has never been a more important time to offer affordable and easily accessible telemedicine care.
“Adults with diabetes are often at an increased risk for other diseases such as high blood pressure, eye disease, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease,” says Dr. Mitzner, an esteemed endocrinologist who has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA. “With early screening, treatment and education, individuals with prediabetes and those with type 2 diabetes can live long, healthy, and productive lives. Telemedicine, which has truly been lifesaving during the ongoing pandemic, can bridge the ever-widening healthcare gap in the U.S. that disproportionately impacts low-income and minority groups.”
“Care for All” is not just a nice feel-good tagline—it’s Antidote Health’s purpose and ethos. Antidote Health offers a state-of-the-art telehealth platform that provides affordable one-time or on-going health services enabling on-demand access and chronic care management from one’s home, workplace or other locations, with little to no waiting time.
Antidote Health’s primary, mental health, hypertension and diabetes care services are supported by some of healthcare’s foremost physicians, as well as internationally known celebrities like Giannis Antetokounmpo. One of the world’s most admired professional basketball players, Giannis is both an ambassador and investor in Antidote Health.
Antidote Health, a leading telehealth company, believes healthcare is a fundamental human right. Our services democratize access, delivering care for individuals or the whole family. We work with individuals, businesses of any size, non-profits. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has affordable, high-quality acute, primary and chronic care services, 24/7/365. For more information visit: www.antidotehealth.com.