At age 36, David Weingard was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It was a turning point in his life, and while David felt overwhelmed and frustrated, he was fortunate to meet Cecelia.
Cecelia, a Diabetes Educator Clinician (CDE) who worked at the Lighthouse Guild in NYC, transformed David’s life. Through personalized education, support, compassion, Cecelia gave David hope that he could live an empowered life with diabetes.
Cecelia showed David that having diabetes was not a death sentence. He could manage his chronic condition as long as he had the right knowledge and understanding of the disease and made healthy choices. Because of Cecelia, David knew he was not alone.
David’s life-changing experience with Cecelia inspired him to establish a company that has helped hundreds of thousands of people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Today, Cecelia Health’s CDEs and clinical coaches work with proprietary technology to deliver personalized education and support for those who are struggling to manage their disease.
Sadly, Cecelia passed away a number of years ago, but after the impact she made on David’s life, her compassionate legacy lives on. Formerly Fit4D, David renamed his company Cecelia Health in her memory. Her name continues to showcase a passion for patient care and transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
We sat down with Kenneth Mohammed who is the son of Cecelia, the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who transformed the life of Cecelia Health Founder, CEO and person living with type 1 diabetes, David Weingard. Through Kenneth’s stories, we had the pleasure of learning about the kind and compassionate woman his mother was. #becauseofcecelia
Cecelia Health achieves measurable outcomes within 3-6 months
Our program engages an average 25-40% of patients received vs industry standard of 10-15%
We utilize technology with connectivity to devices, pens, etc. to track patient progess
Largest employer of Certified Diabetes Educators in the US outside of pharma
Scalable clinical coaching combined with proprietary technology
A program that meets patients where they are, reaching them at times convenient for them, which further increases patient engagement