Despite having 10-12 hypos per month, Scott Bissinger had a problem remembering to carry fast-acting glucose with him. The reason? Lack of what he calls “the portability of glucose.” He knew there had to be a better way, and his proposed solution to the problem won him second place (and $10,000!) in a business venture competition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a senior majoring in Business Administration with…Read more »
I met Julie DeFruscio years ago — her daughter, Nikki, and I were actually JDRF Children’s Congress delegates the same year — and I’m excited to feature her as our latest diabetes entrepreneur! Our Small But Mighty series showcases small “homegrown” companies focused on making living with diabetes a little easier. Julie lives in Upstate New York with her husband and three kids (Adam, Patrick and Nikki), who all three have type 1 diabetes.
How many of you just hate lugging around tons of diabetes junk, only to find yourself rifling through the black hole of your bag, looking for your glucose meter or spare insulin pen? Jen Dorn, a 34-year-old type 1 diabetic for the last 20 years, sympathizes. After lugging around her own medical-looking pack for years, she finally decided to pursue her dream to create a line of stylish but functional handbags and messenger bags for…Read more »
As we all know, there’s A LOT to remember when it comes to diabetes. So Timesulin, a virtual company founded in 2009 in Germany, Sweden and the UK, hopes to help patients remember whether or not they’ve taken their insulin injection.
Unlike insulin pumps, most insulin pens don’t come with a memory that you can scroll through to check whether or not you already bolused for your dinner. What to do if you’re unsure? Not taking…
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Such is the case with Carolyn Jäger, a 36-year-old New Hampshire-based wife and mom, who grew up with a younger sister with type 1 diabetes and was diagnosed herself at age 13 — on her mom’s birthday (ouch!). Carolyn’s mom designed homemade meter cases for Carolyn and her sister, Susan, but it wasn’t until after many years of working as a retail buyer that Carolyn was…Read more »