Noom rolls out Spanish language app for diabetes prevention

Noom, a digital health company, has unveiled versions of its diabetes prevention and weight management programs in Spanish.

Noom hopes these programs will help address growing rates of type-2 diabetes and obesity in Hispanic populations. While 40 percent of adults in the United States are expected to develop type-2 diabetes over their lifetimes, the rate is more than 50 percent for Hispanic men and women, according to the CDC, and Hispanic Americans are around 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes than non-Hispanic white Americans.

Alongside English and Spanish, the Noom platform also includes Korean, Japanese and German.

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