Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how our bodies turn food into energy. When we eat, our bodies break down food into sugar and release it into our bloodstream. It then travels to cells to be used for energy.

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas and acts as a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for energy. Diabetes occurs when our body does not make enough insulin, makes none at all, or doesn’t respond to it properly. As a result, sugar stays in the bloodstream, which over time can lead to several serious health issues.

Our bodies need energy for almost everything we do, that’s why this condition must be managed over time to ensure our bodies are getting the proper energy they need.

We are committed to improving treatment options for people living with diabetes. From curating effective medicines to enabling more advanced delivery systems, we believe insulin treatment should be simple. By supporting individuals across the entire continuum of care — from prevention to diagnosis to treatment — we believe we can help people live longer, healthier lives. 

We are committed to driving change to improve treatment options for people living with diabetes from more effective medicines to better delivery systems. We believe insulin treatment should be simple. We strive to ease the burden of living with a chronic disease and meet the diverse needs of millions of people living with diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes, your body does not respond to and use insulin as well as it should. Or it may not make enough insulin. Most people with diabetes have type 2. Some risk factors for this kind of diabetes include older age, having obesity, family history, being physically active less than three times per week and having certain ethnic backgrounds.

Type 2 diabetes can be treated with oral medications (medicines by mouth), non-insulin injectables, insulin, or a combination of these medications, along with a healthy diet and exercise. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it's possible to lead a full and active lifestyle when the disease is properly managed under the supervision of a diabetes care team. 

In type 1 diabetes, the body makes little or no insulin, due to an immune system response that destroys insulin-producing cells. So people with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day. Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children and young adults, but it can also appear in older adults.

Within type 1 diabetes, we are currently conducting research in the following areas:

  • Glucose-responsive insulins
  • Connected insulin delivery devices
  • Curative stem cell treatment

When we combine the voice of someone living with a chronic disease with our scientific expertise and engineering skills, we can continue to discover and develop innovative insulins and delivery systems.


If you have some of these symptoms or think that you have diabetes, you should speak with a healthcare provider. 

Our diabetes Health Coaches can help answer your questions one on one, provide healthy eating ideas and tips, as well as help you stay motivated to set and reach your goals. Your Health Coach is ready to assist by phone, text or email on a schedule that’s convenient to you.

Simply call 1 (877) 322-0281 from 9 AM to 6 PM (ET) Monday-Friday.