What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. When you eat, your body breaks food down into sugar and releases it into your bloodstream. There, it travels to cells to be used for energy.

What is insulin?

Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, acts as a key to help unlock cells and let sugar in to provide energy. Diabetes occurs when your body does not make enough insulin, makes no insulin at all, or doesn’t respond to insulin properly. As a result, sugar remains in the bloodstream, which over time can lead to a number of serious health issues.

We believe insulin treatment should be as simple as possible, and this has always been our philosophy. From better treatments to digital solutions, we strive to ease the burden of living with a chronic disease and meet the diverse needs of millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.

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

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

Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it is possible to lead a full and active lifestyle when the disease is properly managed under the supervision of a diabetes care team.

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 to help you stay strong, 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.