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Stories May 8, 2020 Understanding Diabetes: First 30 days with Liam, our new Product Designer.

Before joining Quin, I worked at another health-tech start up with a similar mission – to empower people with long term conditions, like diabetes, to better manage their everyday lives. I had designed for a number of different complex health conditions but never diabetes.    My diabetes experience prior to joining Quin was limited to …

Business April 30, 2020 Work From Home: A Day in the Life of Melissa, our Senior Software Engineer.

We’ve been working at home for four weeks now here at Quin. All of us are gearing up for our launch later this year. Despite COVID-19 and the sudden change in our routines, we’re still excited. It’s been 5 years in the making after all. Here’s a quick glimpse of how our work routine has …

Diabetes Management Technology April 22, 2020 The projected future of diabetes in numbers

Today, the number of new cases of Type 1 diabetes is increasing world wide by between 2-5% per year. If this trend continues the increase in people living with Type 1 diabetes will double in the next 20 years. Currently it is estimated that there are 40 million people worldwide living with type 1 diabetes. According …

Culture Stories April 16, 2020 Work From Home: A Day in the Life of Justine, our Creative Content Producer

We’ve been working at home for three weeks now here at Quin. All of us are gearing up for our launch later in June. Despite COVID-19 and the sudden change in our routines, we’re still excited. It’s been 5 years in the making after all.    Here’s a quick glimpse of how our work routine …

Technology April 14, 2020 Tech For Good

When I decided to leave my last job, I knew that I wanted my next job to be somewhere where tech was used for good. Whatever that meant. Up to that point in my career I had helped a retail giant sell more trousers, advertised a London shopping area, changed the look of online food-shopping …

Culture Thoughts April 7, 2020 Does loving humans make you naive?

And why showing love is desperately needed when building tech for better health. Using words like “human-centric” or “human-first” feels awkward these days. At least for those of us, who really believe in it. We have seen the concept vulgarised, violated and the terms overused in contexts that are at polar opposites of what it …

Culture April 1, 2020 4 ways to relieve the pressure of working from home

According to the BBC, about 1.5 million people routinely work from home – but the coronavirus pandemic has made it a much more common experience. At Quin, we’ve been working remotely for the past two weeks, and it’s been a bit of a journey!   Here are some of the things we’re trying as we …

Technology March 30, 2020 Why diversity matters when building diabetes tech

At Quin, we believe that in order to build an app that matters for people with diabetes, you must first listen to people with diabetes.    Unsurprisingly, many people without diabetes have a mainstream view of what diabetes looks like. Google search results are clinically focused and people fill in the gaps, leading to stigma …

Business March 26, 2020 Decomposing a major world health challenge

When Isabella approached me 5 years ago with her idea for turning the world of diabetes on its head, she had a very clear view that things weren’t working. With one of the biggest challenges of our lives ahead of us, we started breaking it down into some stepping stones…    Start with the people  …

Diabetes Management March 25, 2020 Relevant decisions, what are those?

My daily routine involves research to better understand the lives of people living with diabetes. For me, as someone who doesn’t live with diabetes, it’s essential to try and understand our users in order to keep them safe and provide the best app possible. I came across the following Reddit post recently:     This …

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