TickleTec’s founder had had type 1 diabetes for many years and had never been comfortable with the act of self-injecting. The occasional, painful nerve strike made him fear the thought of injecting; he suffered from bruising and he could only reach a limited area with sufficient control, making him vulnerable to lipohypertrophy. As an engineer, he resolved to improve the process both for himself and the many others who had similar issues. He entered the Design Council’s Spark competition and, as one of the three winners, enjoyed the financial and mentoring support that made it possible to turn the dream into reality.
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