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Culture January 24, 2020 My first Chinese New Year at Quin

This year marks my first Chinese New Year celebration with Quin. To celebrate, here are some fun facts.  To start with: unlike holidays such as Christmas, which follows the Gregorian calendar and therefore always falls on the 25th of every year. The date of Chinese New Year varies between January 21st and February 20th. This …

Diabetes Management January 22, 2020 Surfing the blood sugar wave

New approaches to dynamic diabetes management When it comes to diabetes, surely few can claim to understand more about living with the condition than Dr Stephen Ponder, author of the new blood sugar bible Sugar Surfing. Endocrinologist Ponder, himself living with insulin-treated diabetes, has spent over 30 years working with adults and children with diabetes, …

Business December 3, 2019 Leading in disruption with McKinsey

Everyday is Diabetes Awareness Day at Quin I joined Quin early last week at a time I thought would be quite exciting as it was in the midst of Diabetes Awareness Month. By day two, I quickly realised that for our team, every day is World Diabetes Day and I don’t say this lightly. You …

Business September 27, 2019 Bye Finsbury Park, Hello Horley: Quin’s 1st away day

Quin turned 5 and we organised our very first company away day. While the team was wondering what was in store for this year’s birthday party, Cyndi, Isabella and I decided the time was right to organise an away day. We have an incredible team delivering at lightning speed to achieve Quin’s mission. It was …

Business September 11, 2019 Building our Marketing Team

I am blessed that I get to put a lot of my more radical thinking about recruitment into action at Quin, and shaping our next two hires, who will take our marketing function to the next level, has been a dream. Vanessa Bolosier, our Head of Marketing, is so committed to hiring for potential, I …

Thoughts September 5, 2019 How we built our medtech startup without marrying a billionaire

Just over five years ago, Isabella and I met for our bi-weekly coffee and mentoring session. This time she surprised me with a very unexpected topic. She was planning to quit her job and set up a business to make technology to help people with diabetes. She wanted my advice on how to get going, …

Guides August 13, 2019 Quin’s diabetes travel checklist

Summer is in full swing and whether you opted for a staycation or decided to fly across the world, packing – especially when living with diabetes – might require extra preparation. So our resident Quinners decided to share their ultimate diabetes travel checklist if you’re a pumper, on injections, staying in the country or going …

Inspiration August 2, 2019 Esme’s Tips: travelling with diabetes

Travel can be stressful. And if you’re like me – living the fullest of life while having insulin-treated diabetes on multiple daily injections – a little bit of planning can make it much easier. How I approach travel When I travel, I generally go further afield on a new adventure as I like nothing more …

Stories June 17, 2019 Digging deeper on Diabetes Week

Every week is Diabetes Week at Quin. And with 3 senior staff leading the way to a diabetes breakthrough – while taking insulin – any diabetes-related “holiday” can be bittersweet. After 6 months of intense recruitment for our research programme, we discovered a group of people with diabetes we didn’t imagine we’d engage with. Beyond the …

Business April 26, 2019 What is the Quin Research Programme?
We want to make self-care decision-making as quick, easy, and reliable as possible for people who take insulin. Too many long-lasting, variable, overlapping and poorly understood events affect your blood glucose everyday. It’s impossible to know about all of them, and managing them with insulin requires making 100s of self-care decisions a day. The current ...
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