Advancing equality of
opportunities in healthcare — 1 year of holistic diabetes care2021

Thank you for being part of our journey in 2021 — a fabulous year for all of us at
Platos Health. We made significant progress on our journey to helping people
live well & prevent diseases.

Our mission

Advance equality of opportunities in healthcare

A child born in Somalia is 60x more likely to die before age 5 compared to a child born in Iceland. Someone born in Japan lives 1.6x longer than someone born in Sierra Leone1.

We are putting our talents and capabilities to reducing this gap during our lifetime, starting with leveraging evidence-based lifestyle medicine & advanced technologies to help people live well & prevent diseases.

Why diabetes

Zest – our digital platform for holistic diabetes care

About a year ago, we launched Zest to inspire millions of people to take charge of their health & live with energy

Lifestyle is prominent in the leading risk factors for premature death globally and in Africa including high blood pressure & high blood sugar. See this for yourself.

64 million people live with diabetes & impaired glucose tolerance in Africa & it’s expected to grow to 157M by 2045. The population living with high blood pressure is 5x of the diabetes population.

Today, diabetes is poorly managed and expensive for patients in Nigeria (and across the world), with a lifetime burden of living with medication. An average middle income Nigerian spends more than 12% of their monthly income on diabetes management1,2, majorly on drugs & insulin.

Income classes: African Development Bank

2 Medication Spend: Ongoing field research at Platos Health

Our Results

Diabetes reversal is now a reality for hundreds of people

Zest Reverse delivers software-driven, personalized lifestyle treatments to reverse type 2 diabetes (T2DM) without spending more on medication.

Members achieved reduction in medication use including dropping insulin by 68%, and Sulfonylureas by 56%.

Our customers are experiencing unrivalled health outcomes for the first time

We helped people achieve weight loss, eliminate polyuria & follow a healthy lifestyle & eating pattern.

“21 years of Agony ended”

No insulin anymore

Client didn’t need insulin anymore after just 2 weeks of being on the program

426 110

FBS dropped from 426 to 110 in 3 weeks

Public beta for Android devices launched in 2021

  • Our user base grew by 1,900% and paying customers grew by 700%, all spread across 8 states in Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Delta, Rivers, Uyo, Abia, Kogi, Kaduna.
  • 80% of Zest reverse members continue to come back (retention rate)
  • More than 800 meals logged
  • 2,500+ biomarker events tracked
  • 6000+ minutes of video consultation
  • 20,000+ messages for continuous support in our public beta
  • 160 beta releases of the android app made
... and we haven’t even scratched the surface of what’s possible!

We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the incredible team working to bring Zest’s mission to life. We have some of the best people on the planet.

We want to thank all our customers, partners, & investors for their unwavering support.

In 2022, we look forward to working with more investors,
pharmaceutical and insurance companies, to continue this mission

Contact us!