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Former U.S. Surgeon General joins Kentucky diabetes health companyThrive365

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 25, 2022) – Dr. Jerome Adams, the 20th Surgeon General of the United States, has joined the advisory board for Thrive365, a company founded to improve the health journey of millions of individuals who live with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.

“Type 2 diabetes is not just a source of often preventable morbidity and mortality, but a driver of both healthcare spending and workforce inefficiency,” said Dr. Adams. “Intervening early, often, and effectively is key to limiting the negative impacts of type 2 diabetes. Data on Thrive365 has shown it can be a powerful intervention tool.”

Dr. Adams led the Indiana State Department of Health before becoming U.S. Surgeon General for the Trump Administration. He currently heads Purdue University’s Health Equity Initiatives as Executive Director and is one of many distinguished healthcare professionals supporting Thrive365 and its health initiatives.

“My father passed away from complications of type 2 diabetes and I know how deeply this condition affects individuals and their families. That’s why our mission to provide these powerful life-changing tools and resources is so important,” said Thrive365 Founder and CEO Kirk Howell. “We are honored to have Dr. Adams on our Advisory Board and welcome the knowledge, experience and unique perspectives that he brings.”

Accessible digitally through web and mobile platforms, Thrive365 provides food scores that help people make healthier food choices, allowing individuals living with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes to achieve healthier blood glucose levels. The food scoring solution was specifically developed, tested and clinically evaluated for people living with type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Richard Black, former Global Chief Nutrition Officer for Kraft Foods and PepsiCo, was the lead inventor for the patented food scoring solution and serves as Thrive365’s Chief Nutrition Advisor.

“As important as it was to invent and develop Thrive365, it can only truly help people when we put our solution in their hands making it simple and easy to use right in the moment. Whether they are at the grocery store, at a restaurant, or at home, Thrive365 empowers them to make better, more educated food choices to help them get their blood glucose levels in healthier ranges. Thrive365’s web and mobile platforms make that information easily accessible,” Dr. Black said. “I am proud to be on this team and now with Dr. Adams’ guidance as we move forward, we will continue to improve.”

About Thrive365

Thrive365 is a digital diabetes management solution for patients as well as healthcare providers, employers, and payers. Its patented food scoring solution focuses specifically on promoting healthy blood glucose levels and has been clinically shown to benefit individuals living with type 2 diabetes. Thrive365 is available as a digital technology for individuals living with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes – making it an essential element of comprehensive and cohesive diabetes health management best practices. More information is available at

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