AN ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY TO MAKING DIABETES CARE AFFORDABLE
Elliot Gatt was born in England, and at the age of seven, his parents moved his family to Canada. Elliot’s parents are artists, and that right-brained thinking has proven invaluable in his current role as entrepreneur.
In our conversation, Elliot shares his initial beliefs that type 1 placed limitations on him, especially when it came to physical activity. This stemmed from words his doctor expressed at the time his diagnosis, as well as a seizure Elliot experienced following a bike ride. Elliot's account of those events were the most ironic part of our conversation, considering just this past summer Elliot joined another recent guest on the podcast, Sid Sharma, on the Beyond Type 1 bike journey across the US.
The most important lesson we learn from Elliot is that one person truly has the ability to change the mindset of world.
Not too long ago, Elliot launched his company Good Glucos with the mission to provide affordable, basic diabetes management to everyone, regardless of their economic situation. We talk quite a bit about the early experiences in Elliot’s life that served as the catalyst for his work with Good Glucos, as well as the challenges and triumphs of running a start-up in a very competitive space.
This week is Diabetes Podcast Week...
Are you guys aware of the fact that this week is Diabetes Podcast Week? Now in it’s third year, Diabetes Podcast Week was launched with the purpose of supporting the Spare a Rose campaign which raises funds for the Life for a Child program.
The first campaign took place in 2013 and every year since the online diabetes community comes together to make a difference for young people living with type 1 in less-resourced countries.
Spare a Rose attracts many smaller donations which, together equal thousands of dollars, showing the impact even the smallest donations can have.
The 2017 campaign raised over $22,000 from 364 donors which provided insulin and education to 369 children. In 2018 we hope to surpass last year's total to support more young people living with type 1 in some of the world's most vulnerable communities.
Donations come from all over the world, and Spare a Rose shows that the diabetes online community takes care of one another, both online and off, around the world.
So please take a moment to learn more about how you can help by visiting www.lifeforachild.org and you can also learn more about some of the other amazing diabetes podcasts out there by visiting www.diabetespodcastweek.com
Social Media Links
Elliot Gatt - Instagram
Good Glusos - Instagram
Websites Mentioned in Podcast
Good Glucos - website
Videos Mentioned in Podcast
Bike Beyond Documentary Trailer - YouTube
Episode 016 - Peter Hagen
Episode 026 - Natalie Balmain
Episode 030 - Sid Sharma
Music Credits for BRAVEST Episode 032
Intro music - Joakim Karud, 'Canals' & The Passion HiFi, 'Sweet Revenge'
Outtro music - Joakim Karud, 'That Day'
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