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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 ...
Stories March 8, 2019 Is Type 1 Diabetes harder on women?

Sexist question one might think… Diabetes is diabetes, why would a chronic condition discriminate? I don’t live with diabetes. However, I’m committed to supporting the mission Quin embarked on 4 years ago. This led me to wonder how different the experience of living with diabetes is whether you’re male or female. So I asked our …

App February 21, 2019 What does Quin do⁉️

You’re making hundreds of self-care decisions a day. Quin aims to make that quicker and easier. Here’s how: You log your decisions by taking pictures of what you eat and drink, and entering your insulin doses. Quin makes sure other data is logged for you, using your iPhone and your CGM. Quin calculates what may be affecting your …

Stories January 12, 2019 What people living with diabetes need you to know

When chatting with people living with diabetes, they seem to experience a commonly shared frustration: the idea that everyone else knows more about them, their condition and how to handle it than they do themselves. In daily interactions, the “you should to do this” and strings of judgmental “recipes for success” that follow – regardless …

Business December 26, 2018 When you don’t remember, Quin does!

Do you adjust your insulin treatment for the festive season? This is a question we asked our diabetes network this Christmas. Although the Quin app is still in testing phase, Quin could have be useful this Christmas. Our brains are remarkable machines. Yet remembering how much insulin you took for stuffing and glazed ham last …