The Problem and the burden

This morning Livongo issued a press release with the following headline;

“Livongo Awarded Diabetes Contract for Eligible Population for Approximately 5.3 Million Beneficiaries Through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program”

While that sounds very impressive the headline illustrates the problem and the burden facing the company. First and foremost that’s NOT 5.3 million patients with diabetes. That’s how many people participate in this program.

Later on in the release it states;

“Livongo signed a two-year agreement which will launch the Livongo for Diabetes program starting on January 1, 2020 and expects a nine . . .

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