eddii, a diabetes management interface, has announced its integration with Dexcom to gamify real-time glucose data. Through Dexcom’s real-time APIs, Dexcom CGM users can monitor their glucose levels using eddii’s rewarding interface that utilizes gamification, education, and conversation to help manage diabetes. The company is initially focusing on children living with diabetes but plans to expand into other markets. CEO Farhaneh Ahmadi expressed excitement about the partnership, emphasizing the importance of empowering individuals with diabetes to achieve better outcomes through engagement and confidence.

eddii is a virtual in-app character designed to engage people with type-1 diabetes (T1D). The app integrates real-time Dexcom CGM readings to provide updates on blood glucose levels. Through games, educational activities, and AI-enabled conversation, eddii becomes a virtual health buddy, offering real-time feedback, support, and in-app rewards for healthy behavior. The integration with Dexcom allows for real-time streaming on the eddii app and is compatible with both the Dexcom G6 and G7 CGMs.

Matt Vogel, Senior Director of Marketing, Strategic Partnerships at Dexcom, highlighted Dexcom’s commitment to allowing users to connect their glucose data to multiple apps and devices. He praised the integration with eddii for providing children with diabetes and their families a fun and educational app that personalizes diabetes management.

Earlier this year, eddii conducted a clinical trial involving 92 children with T1D and their families using Dexcom CGM. The trial demonstrated a statistically significant 5% improvement in Time In Range (TIR), equivalent to an additional 1.5 hours of optimal glucose levels per day for children with T1D.

The struggle of managing blood sugars daily affects productivity, mental health, and energy levels, with long-term implications. eddii aims to address this challenge by engaging children and their families through games, support, and daily rewards on the same interface that displays their real-time CGM data.

In terms of market focus, eddii is currently targeting the pediatric T1D market and plans to expand into the adult T1D and other adjacent markets in the future. The company will launch its beta product in Oklahoma this summer and expand nationwide in the United States later this year. eddii recently closed a $2.5 million seed round led by Kapor Capital, with participation from Atento Capital, MedMountain Ventures (MMV), StartUp Health, and angel investors.

About eddii, the startup aims to make diabetes management fun. Founded by CEO Farhaneh Ahmadi, who lives with Type-1 diabetes, eddii’s vision is to create a fun, supportive, and educational interface that helps people with diabetes take care of themselves and feel happier in the process.