Welcome to SocialDiabetes.

A company (a little) obsessed with... Diabetes!

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Our history

It was 2008 and I was living in London when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After the debut, I decided to return to Barcelona to face the situation closer to my family.

The beginnings were difficult. I could not understand why, being already in the 21st century, I had to report my diabetes with a paper book, writing down values ​​manually, always eating the same to avoid taking risks, and making critical decisions without help or knowledge.

The use of smartphones was very common and I wondered if it would be easier to collect all my data with some technology.

I started programming an app for my personal use, in order to achieve more autonomy and eat freely but safely. I dreamed of having my doctor in my pocket!

First results were incredible: since my HbA1c decreased to values ​​close to those of a person without diabetes, I started sharing my program with other patients and doctors and it was positively welcomed.

Then, María Jesús encouraged me to create SocialDiabetes, a company where this personal project could become a global solution, develop a comprehensive platform for diabetes management, and bring the benefits of technology to all people with diabetes.

In SocialDiabetes, our goal from the very beginning has been making profit of technology to give everyone the necessary knowledge to be empowered an take control of their diabetes.

If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, you are not alone. Nowadays, there are more than 400 million people around the world who has it: celebrities, Olympic athletes, rich and poor, people who stay fit and people who don't. Diabetes does not care who you know, where you live, what religion you are, or even your favorite football team.

So ... Probably there is someone out there who feels the same as you. Join us. We are hoping to create a great network in the future and help each other.

We are patients working for patients, disconnected from any industry. We are a digital health platform dedicated to transform diabetes management. With your help, we know we will succeed. "

Víctor Bautista , Founder of SocialDiabetes. Diabetes T1 since 2008

2012
JANUARY

First Android version in Google Play.

 

Constitution of the company and a basic team

2013
FEBRUARY

Winner WSA Mobile Award, UNESCO (Abu Dhabi)

OCTOBER

First round of investment (FFF) €150,000

2014
JANUARY

Collaboration agreement with MiceLAB - Universitat de Girona

FEBRUARY

Winner Mobile Premier Award - Mobile World Congress (Barcelona)

SEPTIEMBRE

The Medical Advisory Team is constituted

DECEMBER

First contract with the pharmaceutical industry - SANOFI Spain

2015
SEPTIEMBRE

Start of the commercial collaboration with Menarini Diagnostics

2016
JANUARY

Selected to participate in the Digital Diabetes Coach IoT Test-bed - NHS UK

MAY

Collaboration contract with the Children's Hospital Sant Joan de Deu to implement SocialDiabetes - Barcelona

2017
FEBRUARY

Support from the European Commission with an investment of €1.6 million

JUNE

Selected to participate in an educational project of the Government of Scotland, in collaboration with Oxford University

 

Our philosophy

Diabetes is non-transferable but it has a social impact. Its consequences also affect family, friends and people from the immediate environment.
Therefore, in SocialDiabetes we have this following principles:

  • We are a company founded by and for patients.
  • We pursue the autonomy of people self-managing diabetes.
  • We recognize the valuable knowledge that people with diabetes can transfer to health professionals.
  • We believe in the benefits of establishing collaborative relationships between users and professionals, services and communities.
  • We empower you. Your personal information will be always yours, without conditions. Choose who you want to share it with.

Team

Victor Bautista
Victor Bautista
Founder & CTO
María Jesús Salido
María Jesús Salido
Cofounder & CEO
Carl de Smedt
Carl de Smedt
CFO
Anna Novials
Anna Novials
Medical Director
Ikuska Sanz
Ikuska Sanz
CMO
Jose Ferré Carbonell
Jose Ferré Carbonell
Lead iOS Developer
Ana Hernandez
Ana Hernandez
Lead Android Developer
Adrián Villamayor
Adrián Villamayor
Web Developer
Pol Renau
Pol Renau
QA Tester
Jordi Morillo
Jordi Morillo
Web Developer
Josep Vehi
Josep Vehi
CRO
Alejandro Lucero
Alejandro Lucero
Product Manager
Maria Bofarull
Maria Bofarull
Customer Success Specialist
Aurora Torralba
Aurora Torralba
Content Manager
Mercedes Salido
Mercedes Salido
Executive Assistant

Medical Advisory Team

Dr. Ramón Gomis
Dr. Ramón Gomis - Director of the advisory team

Professor of the Department of Medicine of the University of Barcelona and Director of the Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS). Director of the Clinical Foundation for Biomedical Research. Scientific Director of the Center for Biomedical Research in the Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases Network (CIBERDEM) of the Carlos III Health Institute of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.

Dr. Xavier Pi-Sunyer
Dr. Xavier Pi-Sunyer

Professor of the Department of Medicine at Columbia University (New York) and Head of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Director of the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center. Former President of the American Diabetes Association.

Dra. Anna Novials
Dra. Anna Novials

President of the Spanish Society of Diabetes and Co-Director of CIBERDEM. Endocrine Doctor of Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Laboratory of IDIBAPS.

Dr. Fco. José Tinahones
Dr. Fco. José Tinahones

Head of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service of the Andalusian Health Service. Coordinator of the Obesity and Associated Diseases Program at CIBERobn.

Dr. Francisco Javier Ampudia-Blasco
Dr. Francisco Javier Ampudia-Blasco

Endocrine Doctor of the University Clinical Hospital of Valencia.

Dra. Sara Artola
Dra. Sara Artola

Scientific Coordinator of the National Diabetes Strategy of the Spanish National Health System.

We want to achieve that socio-sanitary policies adopt new technologies and create a new doctor-patient relationship. In the XXI century diabetes can not be a barrier to live a full and healthy life. We have technology, we have data and we have the ability to connect and collaborate.

Our customers

Notice

The medical information offered on this website is purely formal and educational. This website does not contain suggestions, advices or recommendations from a healthcare professional. Decisions regarding health should be made by a health professional, considering the unique characteristics of each patient.