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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 …

Thoughts December 13, 2018 A different take on diabetes

We believe diabetes is not a disease. It’s an umbrella term for chronic high blood glucose. And underneath that umbrella, there are other umbrella terms like “type 1 diabetes”, “type 2 diabetes”, “MODY”, and a few others. But there are possibly hundreds of different conditions rolled up under these broad classifications, and because of this …

Inspiration December 12, 2018 Quin’s top 3 diabetes books

The team at Quin is diverse. Some of us live with diabetes and some don’t. The way we learn about each other and diabetes internally is through sharing experiences and engaging with the people participating in our research programme. We think reading is also fundamental to better understand diabetes. Before the year ends, we wanted …

Business December 7, 2018 Ayuda Heuristics becomes Quin

4 years ago, we started Ayuda Heuristics. Our ambition was to federate a community of people living with diabetes and – together – try to “solve” a big problem. Today our challenge is to live up to our initial ambition and go beyond. We aim to to use science, engineering and design to help people …

Business December 6, 2018 From Ayuda Heuristics to Quin Part 2

Our branding journey: from product to brand Quin is more than an app.  When thinking about our rebrand, we first thought about our product. A product is a “good, idea, method, information, object or service created as a result of a process and serves a need or satisfies a want. It has a combination of …

Business December 6, 2018 From Ayuda Heuristics to Quin Part 1

The genesis of our rebrand When I decided to join Ayuda as Head of Marketing, I thought it was a tech company creating and sharing new knowledge about diabetes. About 2 hours into the job I realised it was more than this. Try two months in… My first two days My first two days luckily …