Category: Personal Stories

The Road That Led to My Glooko Internship

Diabetes and nutrition have always been part of my daily routine because my mom has type 1 diabetes (T1D). When I was younger, I watched her prick her finger to test her blood sugar. I gave her fruit when her blood sugar was low and operated her insulin pump when her blood sugar was high  Continue Reading »

Customer Success: The Voice on the Other End

“Why Glooko?” A simple question, but one that is very important when we interview Customer Success candidates. Customer Success at Glooko isn’t just a job, it’s a way to make an impact on the millions of lives affected by diabetes. Most of the Glooko team knows someone with diabetes or is diagnosed with diabetes themselves.  Continue Reading »

Why I am Excited About Working at Glooko

I grew up in the Western Ghats of South India, where communities were close and people provided care to each other. Witnessing this increased my interest in healthcare and influenced me to take medically-related courses during my studies. However, like many Indian students, I found myself graduating with a computer engineering degree. After working at  Continue Reading »

My Path to Working at Glooko

I was not a healthy child. Many of my early memories are of visits to the local hospital and frustrated parents. Although I was not diabetic, I suffered from another chronic disease: asthma. This greatly affected my childhood. I couldn’t be around furry animals so we could no longer keep the family dog. I couldn’t  Continue Reading »

Omnipod® System and iOS Devices

Six years ago, I started on an Omnipod® System. The world was a drastically different place then, in regards to “mobile technology”: At the time, I had successfully obtained a Blackberry smartphone. I was under the impression that I had the most cutting edge technology that would ever exist I thought the Blackberry Messenger Software  Continue Reading »

Avoiding Diabetes Drama: Preparing for Day Trips and Holidays

Throwing on a rashguard, slipping into my ever slightly too tight bathing suit, my morning began with a mixture of excitement, anxiety, and the overwhelming fear of a bad sunburn. 8 hours. On a small boat with my father, brother and a group of strangers I’d only met the night before. It was only 6:30  Continue Reading »

My Personal and Professional Passions Merge at Glooko

Nothing prepared me for the day my oldest son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes (T1D). It was 11 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. He had been sick with a fever for a few days when we went to see his pediatrician. We arrived at the doctor’s office in the  Continue Reading »

Why did we join Glooko?

As one of the newest hires at Glooko, I’ve spent the last week in Mountain View, CA learning about my role, Glooko as a company, and the general landscape of diabetes management. I’m both excited and proud to work at Glooko (remotely from Chicago), as a recent graduate from the University of Michigan biomedical engineering  Continue Reading »

My Transition  to a CGM

The Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) industry started in the early 2000s with Medtronic and Dexcom both bringing CGMs to market. Each company has come out with new and improved versions throughout the years, each getting more accurate and obtaining exponentially more users. In 2013, I started using a Dexcom G4 CGM. I decided to get  Continue Reading »

Why I Joined Glooko

I’ve spent the last 9 years in various Marketing leadership roles in large (over 3,000) and small (under 30) healthcare technology companies. I’ve seen companies grow dramatically and even experienced a company that had to close its doors. Healthcare Tech is a passion for me. I wanted to take the BS degree I got from  Continue Reading »

How My 88 Year-Old Grandpa Improved Using Glooko

Part of my job as a Customer Success Manager at Glooko is to answer questions about Glooko from potential users. One of the most common questions I receive is from people who want to purchase Glooko for a parent with type 2 diabetes. They are looking for a product that enables them to support their  Continue Reading »

You Thought Social Media Was Big, Check Out the Advances In Diabetes Management

The JDRF and ADA released a joint press release last week in which they stated “1/3rd of T1D cases are diagnosed when a person shows up in an emergency room with an acute case of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).” The rest have varying stories, often involving feeling the symptoms and learning from a physician, friend, or  Continue Reading »

Scott by the Numbers

A diabetes diagnosis is a major life event. I was diagnosed in October of 2010. I was 20 years old and it radically changed my life. After a few years of “getting used” to having T1D, one thing that jumped out at me is how “numbers” mean so much more to me now because I  Continue Reading »