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Can a digital health startup prevent diabetes in Medicaid patients?

At the headquarters of Omada Health, the exposed ceiling, stocked kitchen, and MacBook-toting millennials evoke the industrial-chic feel of a tech startup. One conference room here is named Kale, another Broccoli.  Many employees have waistlines as thinly cut as their Levi’s.

But the digital health company is at work on an experiment involving a very different kind of demographic, one that faces a greater risk of certain chronic health problems than the people who work here. And if it proves successful, it could open the door to a new approach to prevent diabetes, one of the country’s most pressing health problems.

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