Diabetes — time for a change | Fredrik Debong | TEDxVienna

This discuss was given at a native TEDx occasion, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As the democratisation of data, capacity and attain has struck just about all industries of the world, healthcare has lengthy been lagging behind. This to such an extent that those that rely on it now take issues into their very own palms.
After thirty years of residing with sort 1 diabetes, with all its ups and downs, I used to be lucky to fulfill my cofounders at mySugr – the corporate which has been our ardour and work since 2010. Together we work on altering the philosophy of our remedy – by addressing the psychology of it, utilizing expertise and video games.

Can regular individuals, like us, be a part of altering the world of 400 thousands and thousands individuals? I imagine that the story I want to share with you is a part of proving the case; that we, the “sufferers”, can have an effect on not solely our personal lives however the way in which of the world.

Aged 4 and a half, life modified as Fredrik was identified with sort 1 diabetes, a continual illness affecting some 40 million individuals on the earth. It didn’t maintain him again a lot on his path in life. As cofounder of each the entrepreneurial organisation STARTeurope and the award profitable diabetes companies firm mySugr, he’s pushed by a want to change his fast world.

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