At Diabetotech, our journey began with the mission of Dr. Inge Van Boxelaer, ignited by the approval of Belgium's first closed-loop system in 2019. Dr. Van Boxelaer recognized the unparalleled potential of closed-loop systems in insulin delivery and was determined to provide her patients with this transformative technology.
The pivotal MiniMed 670G trial marked a turning point. Within just three months of use, this closed-loop system led to remarkable improvements in Time in Range (TIR) for individuals living with type 1 diabetes. Adolescents saw their TIR rise from 60% to 67%, while adults experienced an increase from 69% to 74%, all without a rise in hypoglycemic events. This marked a true revolution in diabetes care.
However, a challenge loomed. Information about these systems was scarce, training was elusive, and the lack of education hindered the potential of this life-changing technology. Dr. Van Boxelaer took matters into her own hands. She dived deep into studying the systems, consulting experts, and scouring reliable sources. With a passionate commitment, she crafted an online course to empower her team and extend the benefits of this life-saving technology to her patients.
In 2022, Diabetotech was born. Dr. Van Boxelaer united with esteemed experts in the field to create comprehensive, accessible online courses on all available closed-loop systems. Together, they aimed to bridge the gap between diabetes technology and the people who could benefit from it most.
Our Mission and Vision
Diabetotech is dedicated to developing independent video programs focused on Automated Insulin Delivery systems. Our goal is to empower individuals with diabetes, their healthcare providers, and families with knowledge about diabetes technology in a time-efficient and accessible manner. By offering comprehensive education, we aim to boost confidence in adopting and utilizing these systems. Our ultimate aim is to break down barriers to diabetes technology and bring diabetes care to new heights.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Inge Van Boxelaer
Founder and endocrinologist with 10 years of experience at AZ St-Lucas Gent in Belgium, specializes in diabetes technology and is the chairman of the Belgian Society of Endocrino-Diabetologists. She is known for her passion and positive, dynamic approach to care.
Dr. Henk-Jan Aanstoot
A pediatrician-diabetologist and founder of Diabeter, an independent treatment center focused on the treatment of type 1 diabetes in the Netherlands, is dedicated to helping patients with type 1 diabetes and is known for his expertise and compassionate approach to patient care.
Dr. Liesbeth Van Huffel
An enthusiastic endocrinologist at OLV Hospital Aalst in Belgium with a strong interest in diabetes technology, is well-regarded for her patient-oriented perspective, expertise and passion for improving patient outcomes through technology.
Prof. Dr. Laurent Crenier
Head of the Diabetology Clinic at Hôpital Erasme in Brussels and president of the Association Du Diabète, is a respected leader in the field of diabetes care and known for his expertise, commitment to innovation, and patient-centered approach to care.
Prof. Dr. Lutz Heinemann
Prof. Dr. Lutz Heinemann is a renowned scientist and former CEO of Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung GmbH. He is currently a partner and scientific consultant at Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung and Profil Institut for Clinical Research Ltd., and was the coordinator for the EU-funded Research Project AP@home from 2010-2015. Additionally, he serves as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology since August 2011.
Melissa Holloway is a passionate diabetes advocate, having lived with type 1 diabetes since 1994 and working in the diabetes care industry since 2003. She specializes in communicating about diabetes technology, including insulin pump therapy, CGM, and DIY artificial pancreas systems. From 2013 to 2018, she helped run the UK diabetes technology access advocacy organization, INPUT (now part of JDRF UK). Born and raised in Virginia in the US, she currently resides in central London with her husband and two young children.
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