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Why I Joined the Glyco Leap Team

(Reblogging – see the full, original post here)

As a doctor, I often get asked why I left behind a promising career in medicine to join the team that developed Glyco Leap, a smartphone-based coaching program for people with Type 2 diabetes. Compared to a stable job as a practising clinician in the hospital, working in a young company means so much more uncertainty – with job security, financial renumeration, career progression, among others. Thinking rationally, it doesn’t make sense. But I believed in the vision to create a new, better healthcare experience for people living with chronic diseases.

These days, I instead ask them back : “How can I not?

There are 415 million people in the world living with diabetes today, and the numbers are rising year after year. There’s a lot of great work happening in the clinics, the hospitals, the research centres every day- yet it’s also clear that the way we’ve been practising healthcare all these years is not working well enough..  (continue reading)

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