Sharecare Scale Back

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About this app

Are YOU one of the 84 million Americans with prediabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? If so, you are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. These serious conditions can cause devastating long-term health problems, but they may be preventable through weight loss and lifestyle changes. Lose weight and make lasting improvements to your health with Scale Back by Sharecare. Sharecare Scale Back delivers the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program through telehealth and group video conferencing with registered dietitians, wireless scales, Fitbit, and mobile application which allows participants to take photos of their food and receive feedback.

This program establishes realistic goals to achieve over a reasonable timeline. There’s no gimmick. Instead Scale Back encourages you to work with experts to develop better dietary choices and habits. Join our team to start living a healthier life now and reduce your risk for chronic illness.

• Aim to shed 5% or more of your total body weight by the end of this yearlong program
• Take pictures of your meal for a registered dietician to review and provide feedback
• Integrate your wearable devices and digital scale to monitor steps and weight loss
• Track your progress with the app to see how far you’ve come

• 26 1-hour classes are available either weekly or biweekly via telephone or video conferencing
• Classes are based on CDC-approved materials
• You can attend classes online or on your phone
• Trained lifestyle coaches lead every class
• Each class has 5-20 participants, ensuring you get personal attention

• Scale Back is designed to last 12 months, to promote sustainable diet and lifestyle changes
• This isn’t a diet, it’s a way to reframe how you eat for lifelong behavioral changes leading to a healthier lifestyle
• 4 stages of milestone reporting breaks the program into digestible chunks over the course of 12 months
• Frequent, quality engagement helps you to stay motivated
• Make long-term changes for lasting results
Updated on
Jul 17, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Health and fitness and 6 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Health and fitness and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
85 reviews
Judy Switzer
February 27, 2022
Scaleback is a year-long program that teaches true lifestyle changes, bringing about slow, consistent health improvements. Logging meals with pics helps you be aware of your food choices without obsessing over calorie counts. It's for an overview of how you're doing. Look at your Fitbit or MyFitnessPal for more detailed info. It syncs well with my Fitbit app. Suggestions: (1) I'd like to be able to set notifications for upcoming classes. Super important. (2) The chat function isn't very robust.
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Tanya Bean
June 29, 2021
App works poorly. My fitbit says it links and the aria scale but 98% of the time it won't link to the app. To log food by taking a picture, the picture won't load most of the time. I find it easier to log food in my fitness pal. If this app was similar to that, I think it would be more helpful for us as well as the dietician to view. The chat doesn't notify when we have a message. When logged in and I check my messages on the app it is "not readable" so I have to log on to a desktop.
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July 2, 2021
Hi Tanya - I'm sorry to hear your frustrations and appreciate this feedback. It's aligned with our top development priorities in rebuilding our chat system, and improving both logging and device syncing. If we can support you more directly, please reach out at Hope you stick with us! - Brandon
Evelyn C
August 19, 2021
I was skeptical about this yr long program, but it turned out this app is exactly what I needed to track my food by just taking pics/notes. The scale and fitbit supplied by the program syncs well with the app, had one disconnect in fitbit but was able to connect via web (would like it available thru the app). I like the chat option with the coach/class, but I haven't found the help chat im app. Otherwise, I'm happy with the program so far and look forward to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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