Diabetes related online business

by kakyal
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Hi,
I just stumbled upon this site and the discussion on Diabetes related internet business caught my attention.

I am a medical doctor (MBBS - is equivalent to MD in British system of medical education).Together with this,I have post graduate Diploma in Diabetes from a UK university.

I am stuck up in switzerland where my medical degree is not recognized.

I am looking for ways to use my expertise and knowledge of diabetes in building some app for diabetes self-management or some other ways to help diabetes patients and find a business for myself as well.

I am quite well versed in the latest knowledge of diabetes but i am not an internet marketer.

Please share your insight on what are the possibilities?

Thanks

Kakyal
#business #diabetes #online #related
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    There are many possibilities and, depending on your internet skills or talents, many options for proceeding. Most skills, including ghost writing, can be outsourced if you don't have time or talent. Most, importantly there are many online courses out there that can get you started or, at the very least, some manuals on Amazon on free videos on YouTube.

    Here's a link to get you started. It's subtitled Death To Diabetes...
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    I'm afraid that Dexcom has this area well covered with high-end monitoring products and a wide range of apps.

    If you feel qualified and financially able to go head-to-head against a behemoth in that market - have at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Spend the next few hours researching the forum. Use the search Bar. This is a super broad question that you need some clarifying with, as far as whittling down that list of possibilities. You can grow something prospering and helpful to folks with the condition but the key is to get clearer yourself, by doing your internet marketing due diligence. See Warrior as your med school; get cracking with study and you will be well on your way.
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      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Spend the next few hours researching the forum. Use the search Bar. This is a super broad question that you need some clarifying with, as far as whittling down that list of possibilities. You can grow something prospering and helpful to folks with the condition but the key is to get clearer yourself, by doing your internet marketing due diligence. See Warrior as your med school; get cracking with study and you will be well on your way.
      Or, he can refer to my post and make an informed decision to look for a viable project where his intelligence and education could be put to good use, rather than trying to break into a multi-billion $$$ industry, controlled by just a few massive players.

      Gee, maybe he could build electric cars in his garage as long as he learns good marketing skills.

      It's OK to placate your incessant need to respond to every single new post on this forum, but you might consider changing it up a little. The repetitiveness is mind-numbing and the word salad is not very appetizing.

      Just sayin' . . . . . . .
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Dexcom does have a lot of products and apps but I don't find much of help on their website. Since I'm a Type II my insurance refused to pay for a Dexcom even though I regularly drop to the 30s at night which is as scary as s***. But I digress.

    WebMD has a big chunk of the health market as well.

    I am a member of several Facebook groups for Diabetics where we share information on diets, etc. Whether anyone is making any money from their group is debatable.

    Keto is currently the big thing with Type II diabetics and many have had success following it. It goes completely against what the American Diabetes Association recommends.

    Of course, if we start getting better and needing less meds that would be a big hit to pharmaceutical companies. My last box of insulin pens were $54 with insurance. The cost would have been $647 without insurance.

    I always worry when people who have no idea what they're talking about start giving advice on medical subjects. As a doctor, you are at least qualified to talk on the subject. Because of this, you could probably make some money writing articles for websites and newsletters. Due to your credentials you can charge top dollar. You won't get rich, though. But it might be a way to make some money while you're in a different country.

    That is me mostly rambling. Rose
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      Originally Posted by Rose Anderson View Post

      Dexcom does have a lot of products and apps but I don't find much of help on their website.

      Since I'm a Type II my insurance refused to pay for a Dexcom
      Well, I get full VA heath care due to my fully military disability. My diabetes is a direct result of being sprayed with Agent Orange (dioxin) while serving in Vietnam. My heart failure is attributed to the same occurrences. I'm going to pay out of pocket for the Dexcom. I don't really need it, but I love the technology and being on the cutting edge.

      even though I regularly drop to the 30s at night which is as scary as s***. But I digress.
      You need a new meter. At 30 you wouldn't even be able to check your reading as you would already be in diabetic shock. It's hard to maintain enough physical strength and mental acuity to get to the fridge for a fast coke, once you hit 50. It's a pure struggle. No - there is something wrong with your meter if you are registering a number in the 30's and have not slipped into unconsciousness. Best talk to your MD about that. A dependable meter is crucial. Your life can depend on it.

      Obviously you need a snack before bed. Your best bet is either a hard boiled egg, a small handful of peanuts or a few frozen strawberries. Out of all the fruit you could have, strawberries are the best for this issue.

      I've been a Type 2 for over 10 years, but have managed to develop steady numbers with the help of a reasonable diet and insulin. No meds. I refuse to let me diabetes control my life, just like I don't allow my congestive heart failure to control my life. Good decisions, can make a difference.

      WebMD has a big chunk of the health market as well.
      Huge.

      I am a member of several Facebook groups for Diabetics where we share information on diets, etc. Whether anyone is making any money from their group is debatable.
      Forget wether anyone is making money. I have joined a few of them over the years but couldn't maintain any interest after more than a few days. So much bad information bandied-about. I'm talking dangerous. At least the bad info you get here, won't kill you. lol

      Keto is currently the big thing with Type II diabetics and many have had success following it. It goes completely against what the American Diabetes Association recommends.
      Improving your diabetes situation is extremely easy to do.

      1. Eliminate all 'white' food.

      2. Keep your carb intake to a minimum, regardless of the color (brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, etc.) Carbs are carbs with the extra nutritional value of non-white carbs not being enough of a benefit to offset their glycemic issue problems.

      3. Obviously, no sugar. I only put sugar in my morning coffee, but I generally wake-up with a meter reading between 90-100. I've never had a sweet tooth. I'd rather have a french fry sandwich on a hoagie roll. Never met a potato that I didn't like. lol

      4. Alcohol at a minimum. Processed foods at a minimum. Stress eating at a minimum.

      5. Moderate exercise, even if it's just walking. That's good enough, as long as you get at least an hour a day at a moderate pace.

      6. Finding the right meds and dosage for you. I prefer the insulin since I already take 8 or 9 meds a day for other issues. I have lost count.

      The Keto diet is not for me, but there are certainly much worse regimens you could try.

      [quote]Of course, if we start getting better and needing less meds that would be a big hit to pharmaceutical companies. My last box of insulin pens were $54 with insurance. The cost would have been $647 without insurance.

      Like I said, my meter, test strips, insulin, syringes and all the doodads are free, to me. Everyone - please keep paying your taxes. My health care depends on it. :-)

      I always worry when people who have no idea what they're talking about start giving advice on medical subjects. As a doctor, you are at least qualified to talk on the subject. Because of this, you could probably make some money writing articles for websites and newsletters. Due to your credentials you can charge top dollar. You won't get rich, though. But it might be a way to make some money while you're in a different country.

      That is me mostly rambling. Rose
      I still maintain that it would be a very tough slog to make a nickel in this niche, along with the potential for legal liability. We live in a very litigious society. I see no reason to poke the bear. The world is full of opportunity. The first idea you come up with is rarely the one that pays off.

      Just my 2ยข,

      Cheers!
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