Diabetes kit, Uwe Diegel, Olaf Diegel, LifeinaBox

LIVINGLIVING

P

aris, France 2016: Uwe

Diegel, the managing

director of a medical

business is expecting

a visit from his brother,

Dr. Olaf Diegel, who has had diabetes

since the age of 17, and is professor

of industrial design at the Auckland

Technology University in New Zealand.

His job forces him to travel a lot to take

part in international congresses and is

used to travelling with his insulin, keeping

it cool using iceboxes and cooler bags.

Insulin, is sensitive to heat and should be

stored at 2-8°C.

Booked into a hotel, when he arrives

he notices there is no fridge in his hotel

room, even though he had particularly

insisted on this when making the booking.

Although he does not speak French, he

arranges with the clerk at the entrance

desk to keep his insulin in the fridge in

the hotels' kitchen. A few hours later,

KIT

REPORT

Brothers Olaf and Uwe Diegel's sexy new mini fridge means

transporting insulin safely is now stylish as well as easy.

Boxed in, beautifully

needing to have an injection, he goes

down to reception to ask for it, only to

discover that it was placed in the freezer

by accident by someone in the kitchen.

He had to have a night pharmacy opened

just to get some fresh insulin. Luckily, the

problem is resolved easily enough thanks

to the wonderful efficiency of the French

pharmacy system.

The brothers, who often work together

on new research projects, discuss the

event and decide to design a portable

fridge that would use the Peltier Effect to

create cold without gas or moving parts.

Soon after they make a rough prototype

which worked quite well, so the brothers

start 'Lifeina' company.

Beauty and brains

LifeinaBox, the world's smallest fridge,

has been launched. It is the culmination

of many years of research to produce a

universal solution that will allow users to

travel any place, any time, knowing that

their medication is kept at exactly the

right temperature. Suitable for any heatsensitive medication such as insulin,

growth hormones, arthritis or multiple

sclerosis medications, it allows users the

freedom to travel anywhere.

LifeinaBox is a state-of-the-art device

using a combination of thermoelectric

energy and batteries that will allow the

user to be mobile with his medications

under any conditions for up to 24

hours, without the need to recharge his

device. Operating on 110V or 220V or

with a car cigarette lighter, LifeinaBox

is environmentally friendly and contains

no hazardous gases, tubes, coils or

compressors.

An app (available in iOS and Android)

follows the real time temperature of the

medications and can also send the user

reminders of medication schedules, to

improve his adherence to medication

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  2. Title: Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  3. Desang diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  4. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  5. Medtronic Guardian Connect, Medtronic Enlite CGM
  6. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  7. JDRF One Walk diabetes charity
  8. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  9. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  10. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ramesh Patel, AC1 Now, Type 1 diabetes
  11. HbA1c home test, A1C now
  12. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ramesh Patel, AC1 Now, Type 1 diabetes
  13. Desang diabetes magazine, Desang Diabetes Diaries, Desang Kitbags
  14. Diabetes kit, Uwe Diegel, Olaf Diegel, LifeinaBox
  15. Diabetes kit, Uwe Diegel, Olaf Diegel, LifeinaBox
  16. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables
  17. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  18. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  19. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  20. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  21. Page 0021
  22. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables
  23. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  24. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, free diabetes magazine
  25. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, free diabetes magazine
  26. blood glucose monitoring, Abbott Optium Neo, Sue Marshall diabetes
  27. blood glucose monitoring, Accu-Chek Proforma Nano, Accu-Chek Aviva Expert, Accu-Chek Mobile, mySugr,
  28. blood glucose monitoring, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Ascensia Contour Next One
  29. blood glucose monitoring, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Ascensia Contour Next One
  30. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  31. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  32. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes, carb content of fr
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  34. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes, carb content of fr
  35. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  36. free diabetes magazine, desang diabetes magazine

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