Bigfoot Biomedical is dedicated to designing simpler, safer, and more effective solutions for people with insulin-dependent diabetes.
Our Story Begins...
Are we ever going to sleep again?
In 2011, the five-year-old son of a Wall Street quant trader was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). With no cure in sight, the diagnosis meant a lifetime of multiple daily insulin injections or clunky medical devices, analyzing every meal, countless blood tests, a constant fear of seizures, and an end to sleeping through the night.
But this father was unlike many. This dad hacked into an off-the-shelf insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor, wrote an algorithm to automatically dose insulin in the right amount at the right time, and married these pieces together in a companion mobile app - effectively creating an automated insulin delivery system.
Since 2013, his wife, also a person with T1D, and his son have been living as though diabetes barely exists. They eat, play, and work without the distress of dealing with diabetes. This mystery man, dubbed “Bigfoot” by the media, and his code, fine-tuned by more than 50,000 hours of real-world use, formed the foundation of Bigfoot Biomedical.
Our Vision for Diabetes Management
At Bigfoot, we envision a world where life with diabetes is easier. We want to add sleep, reduce fear and worry, and increase the time that all people with insulin-dependent diabetes spend living a healthy life. To do that, we have to ask ourselves "How do you reduce the diabetes burden?"
More Than Just a Device
We are drawing a circle around everything that it takes to manage insulin-dependent diabetes. We think about the complexity of diabetes therapies and how we can design simpler solutions that more people can actually access. We consider the way a healthcare provider prescribes a therapy and how we can eliminate hundreds of unnecessary steps. We think about how a therapy might deliver value to an insurance payer so that we can create a sustainable business.
From one end of the spectrum to the other, we are thinking of ways to reduce the pain points of managing diabetes. We are designing a comprehensive solution of device + software + service to help people with diabetes administer insulin more safely and access our service more cost-effectively.
*CAUTION - Investigational Device. Limited by Federal (or United States) law to investigational use. Smartphone application renderings reflect concepts and images that are subject to change and may not reflect finished commercial software products.
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Jen Block, Director of Clinical Innovation
"Every move I've made in my career has been because I thought I could have a bigger impact in diabetes. I believe in Bigfoot because there is nothing that I as an individual can do to make a bigger difference than to be here."
We're a Strong Team Dedicated to Tackling a Tough Disease
We have recruited the right expertise across a variety of disciplines to assemble a dream team of talented professionals. Deep in our lair in the heart of Silicon Valley, each member brings his or her skill set, spirit, and commitment to what we’re promising, declaring #ibelieveinbigfoot!
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