The Barcelona-based start-up SocialDiabetes, the leading diabetes app on the Spanish-speaking market and one of the foremost platforms for diabetes globally, has announced the opening of an office in Mexico City. The move marks the company’s first foray into Mexico, as a springboard for expansion into Latin America. Led by co-founders María Salido (CEO) and Víctor Bautista (CTO), the company has received backing from the venture capital firm ALLPV to operate in the country.

With over 250,000 downloads and available in eleven languages, SocialDiabetes allows diabetes patients to take control of the disease by calculating the optimal doses of insulin required before each meal and allowing for more flexible eating plans. Through the platform – which can be integrated with a number of glucose meters – patients and healthcare professionals can monitor user data in real time, as well as user behaviour and patterns, resulting in better diabetes control. This solution enables patient- healthcare professional communication, avoiding isolation and many of the complications associated with diabetes.

You can read the rest of this article that I wrote for SocialDiabetes in ECHAlliance newsletter.