This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As the democratization of knowledge, capacity and reach has affected virtually every industry in the world, healthcare has been lagging behind. This to the point that those who depend on him 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 co-founders at mySugr, the company that has been our passion and work since 2010. Together we work to change the philosophy of our therapy, addressing the psychology of it, using technology and games.
Can normal people, like us, be part of changing the world of 400 million people? I think the story I want to share with you is part of proving the case; that we, the "patients", can affect not only our own lives, but also the way of the world.
At four and a half years, life changed when Fredrik was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease that affects some 40 million people in the world. It did not stop him much in his path in life. As a co-founder of the entrepreneur organization STARTeurope and the award-winning diabetes service company mySugr, he is motivated by the desire to change his immediate world.
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