Increasing the quality of life of humans suffering with chronic illness - T1 diabetes
At 10pm on the 24th March 2018 our then twelve year old son Jacob was diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes.
We were on holiday in Australia when he collapsed with severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). He had been ill for around 10 days, and was rushed into A&E before being moved onto the critical care ward. If we had waited for another twelve hours before taking him to hospital, we could have lost our son. That was one year ago and we have now found our new normal. We have integrated Type1 into our lives, and we have shared stories with so many other parents of T1 children in the UK.
We naturally wanted to apply our skills, not only to our own very personal situation, but to helping many families around the world with similar battles with a Chronic illness like T1.
This plan presents our personal experience, but also that of the hundreds of families we have spoken to, interviewed, surveyed, and tested our prototypes on over the last 12 months. These families are desperate for support, for peer groups, for education and for technology which seamlessly fits into their new normality.
These are families from all cultures, religions, income levels and other varying back- grounds. They have one very powerful thing in common. They all deeply love their children and would happily trade places with them in an instant.
Our knowledge will be transferable
Our mission is a very personal one. Over the last 12 months we have consumed an inordinate amount of research, competitor data, human experiences, technology knowledge and emotional journeys.
We are embarking on a journey that seeks to use technology, artificial intelligence, data and a deep emotional connection to the humans using our products and services. We have a laser sharp focus on the T1 Diabetic community. After all there are 42 million T1’s globally.
Matt Farrar, Founder