Inspiration

Inspiration Thoughts March 23, 2020 Why you should care about what’s happening in diabetes

People with chronic conditions – just like anyone else – navigate life dealing with stress, exercising, falling in love, getting angry, commuting, eating out and travelling etc.  And yet, little attention is paid to the expertise they develop living their lives, while managing their own condition.     Despite hundreds of research programmes that sound great …

Inspiration Thoughts March 8, 2020 Why should women bother becoming investors?

July 2018 marks an important for my journey as a female investor.  It all started with the critically acclaimed book called Slay in your Lane also known as The Black Girl Bible. To be honest, I did struggle to relate to some of the concepts in the book not being Black British or growing up with …

Inspiration January 19, 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, …

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 …

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 …

Inspiration November 29, 2018 Working for Quinners

Here’s a fact you might not know about Quin: We are 80% women. Not only this, but our co-founders are both women too. What are the odds of that? Quite low, actually. Roughly 17% of VC-funded startups are founded by women. Successful engineer = white male? I entered the engineering world at age 19. Throughout …

Inspiration April 28, 2017 Customer love and regulated medical apps

Very early in our customer research, we knew we weren’t just making an app to record and review diabetes data. Our customers have tried using a lot of different logbook-style apps over the years to help them develop insights for making the hundreds of decisions they make everyday. But the only app they can really …