All-in-One Device Reduces the Number of Steps Needed for Diabetes Care

When asked how his company came to develop the Actiste unified diabetes care device, Brighter CEO Henrik Norström recalled the difficulty experienced by the company founder’s wife when she was expecting her first child. As a Type 1 diabetic, she needed to monitor her blood sugar levels frequently. “The tools that were available then were independently good,” said Norström, “but as a group of tools they were not compatible because it was difficult just to remember what your last measurement of your blood sugar was, and if you did remember, how much did you inject?” This problem affects a great many people. “I would say that if you look at diabetes patients, 150 million people around the world, they have to carry around a lancet, they have to carry around a vial with test strips, a blood sugar monitor and insulin pen, and something to take note of it, whether it's a mobile phone or another device,” he said. Norström explained that was how the concept of unifying came into play. “Basically we designed a concept from a perspective that integrated the monitor and the injection device into one unit.” Four components—a blood sugar monitor, test strips, a lancet, and the injection device—are integrated into the Actiste system. “And t...
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