We turn human experience into new diabetes knowledge

to give power to people with chronic conditions, starting with insulin-treated diabetes.

Our mission

We’re using science, engineering and design to help people
who take insulin make the best possible decisions.

Personalised learning

Quin observes and learns about your unique experience and guides you to take insulin based on your personal history of trial and error.

Relevant decisions

When you need to find insulin doses that match your lifestyle, Quin shows you those that are most relevant based on several factors.

Pioneering breakthroughs

With every decision you make, you create new knowledge. We structure the data collected to create previously unseen insights.

Why Quin

Isabella, CTO and Founder of Quin has been living with diabetes and taking insulin for 26 years. As a robotics engineer, she has been making machines do the things people don’t want to do for years, and this is a problem she's always wanted to give to a machine. That’s why she and Cyndi founded Quin 5 years ago.

We believe it's time to the technology we currently have available to solve this major health problem.

Quin is a portmanteau for Quantifying Intuition. Something people who take insulin do several times a day, every day.

What we do

We adopt a multi-factorial approach to managing insulin.

So many things affect blood glucose levels: activity, stress, menstruation, lack of sleep etc. There’s no medical advice for how to manage these things so people that take insulin have to figure it out on their own by making hundreds of decisions a day.

Quin is building an app that combines daily life experience with data from diabetes devices and phones, and helps people decide how much insulin to take and when.

By combining them with large measures of empathy and ingenuity, we can create new insights that will inspire new approaches to treatment and research. Together.

Find Truth

Our founding truth is diabetes is not a disease. It’s an umbrella term for chronic high blood glucose, and our customers may each be living with a different condition no one understands. Right now, they’re all said to have “type 1 diabetes”, which conventionally means their pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, so they have to inject it.

That definition is oversimplified and misleading. It takes far more than your pancreas to regulate your blood glucose. You need your entire endocrine/metabolic system, in all its complexity.

As engineers, we know we need to zero in on smaller problems we can solve, create new “truths” from the solutions, and hold them loosely until we have evidence. That also means throwing out old “truths” that don’t stand up in the face of new evidence.

Be Excellent

We must transcend the silos that permeate the diabetes problem space, and create a new platform for a new approach.

We call on our team daily to lead the way into a new era of rigorous interdisciplinary thinking alongside all our stakeholders - people with diabetes, healthcare professionals, researchers, and the life sciences industry .

We each work hard to be at the top of our game in our area of expertise, and harder still to collaborate and understand enough about all the other areas to solve problems together. We stretch our hearts and minds to the hardest jobs. We examine and learn from our failures. And we make each other better.

Show Love

A general love for your customer, or for humanity, rarely translates into a specific love felt by an individual person. And in the case of people with diabetes who take insulin, regarding them as a homogeneous group will almost certainly never result in a solution that completely satisfies the needs of any individual.

To make progress, we must see our customers as individual human lives with interests, passions, goals, disappointments, hurts and desires.

We must have the unconditional will to see the world through their eyes and give of ourselves to make technology that makes their lives better. And extend that same love to our each individual in our team, and our ecosystem, so we can find solutions together.

The Team

Cyndi Williams
Founder, CEO
Isabella Degen
Founder, CTO
Vyvyan Codd
Software Engineer
Nelia Kleiven
Product Designer
Vanessa Bolosier
Head of Marketing
Chris Socha
Senior Software Engineer
Esme Shanley
Head of Delivery & Operations
Melissa Marshall
Senior Software Engineer
Arash Pessian
Senior Software Engineer
Ashley Rolfmore
Product Owner
Barry Rogers
Head of User Safety & Compliance