About the Challenge

Life with Type 2 Diabetes 

An estimated 27.5 million people live with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Thanks to greater awareness and better treatments, many who have been diagnosed with the disease are living longer, healthier lives. But diabetes requires changes and considerations that permeate throughout every aspect of life. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated on the path to self-management, especially for people who are newly diagnosed.

The Opportunity 

What if help managing type 2 diabetes was only a voice command away? Amazon Alexa is becoming a familiar presence in homes. More than a device, Alexa is a partner to make navigating daily life a little bit easier.

But voice is just the entry point that connects people to the information they need by leveraging a larger world of supporting technology, from applications to databases and cloud services. By tapping into this digital ecosystem, the universe of possibilities expands, and with it the potential to transform diabetes self-management and improve the lives of millions of people.

How You Can Participate

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge is looking for comprehensive solutions that use Amazon’s voice technology to improve the experience of those who have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  The Challenge seeks patient-centric solutions that reduce the friction of self management, while also considering the needs of stakeholders (e.g., caregivers, healthcare providers, payers, etc.) and the broader healthcare system.

Learn More: Watch the Webinar 

The Alexa Diabetes Challenge Informational Webinar provides an overview of the Challenge, a discussion of the experience of living with type 2 diabetes, an introduction to Amazon voice technology, and an open Q&A session.

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