Quippe Medical - Clever products for Diabetics


You may have seen our recent news article on Quippe Medical from Melbourne and their clever range of diabetic products. 

We asked Cian Murphy if he would write a guest blog for us to tell us a little more about the company and how it all started. Please spread the word and hopefully we can help make other boys lives a bit easier too...

Take it away, Cian....

Guest Blog - Cian Murphy from Quippe Medical

You may have seen our recent news article on Quippe Medical from Melbourne and their clever range of diabetic products. 

We asked Cian Murphy if he would write a guest blog for us to tell us a little more about the company and how it all started. Please spread the word and hopefully we can help make other boys lives a bit easier too...

Take it away, Cian

 

 

G'day from Melbourne, Australia.

I'm Cian, Dr Sinead Murphy's nephew and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 5. I had to spent a few days in the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne but that wasn't too bad as the hospital is so cool, it's got meerkats and a fish tank with a shark!

Last year, when I was 7 I got an insulin pump that constantly gives me insulin. I like that I don't have to have injections at the start and end of the day. The only problem was that I couldn't find a way that the pump was comfortable and easy to use.

My mum and I designed a belt with a pocket to store the pump in and it has a window so you can see my pump and press it's buttons without taking it out the pocket. I can do massive jumps on a trampoline and my pump feels really safe. It's really easy to get on and off too!

Because I have to wear my pump all the time, I have to take it to bed with me. It's not very comfy to sleep with, so when we got it my mum put a little pocket in one of my soft toys so I could cuddle my pump at night.

My mum decided that we should make the pump belts and soft toys with pockets for other people too and we started a company called Quippe.

Mum thought of other things that would be useful for diabetics and got them made as well. I am really happy that Mumhas made all these cool things for me. I hope other diabetics like them too.

You can visit Cian and the Quippe team at the link below. Prices on the site are in AUS$ but if you email them they will advise you of postage rates and delivery times

http://www.quippemedical.com/

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