Diabetes — time for a change | Fredrik Debong | TEDxVienna




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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As the democratisation of knowledge, ability and reach has struck pretty much all industries of the world, healthcare has long been lagging behind. This to such an extent that those who depend on it now take things into their own hands.
After thirty years of living with type 1 diabetes, with all its ups and downs, I was fortunate to meet my cofounders at mySugr – the company which has been our passion and work since 2010. Together we work on changing the philosophy of our therapy – by addressing the psychology of it, using technology and games.

Can normal people, like us, be part of changing the world of 400 millions people? I believe that the story I wish to share with you is part of proving the case; that we, the “patients”, can affect not only our own lives but the way of the world.

Aged four and a half, life changed as Fredrik was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease affecting some 40 million people in the world. It did not hold him back much on his path in life. As cofounder of both the entrepreneurial organisation STARTeurope and the award winning diabetes services company mySugr, he is driven by a wish to change his immediate world.

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