Diabetes Digital Media scoops innovation prize
A company that runs a leading diabetes member forum has scooped its third award in less than a month.
The awards ceremony took place at London’s Park Plaza on 7 December.
Judges praised the company for its “truly inspirational story” in developing platforms that are supporting people and helping them to prevent, reserve or manage type 2 diabetes.
They also singled out the company’s Chief Executive Officer Arjun Panesar for delivering a “lesson in entrepreneurship and innovation”.
Judge Craig Macdonald, Chief Digital &Technology Officer at Crown Commercial Service, said: “A truly inspirational story and approach, changing how the medical industry views [type 2] diabetes and how clinical treatment is undertaken.
“It was a motivational, enlightening, awe-inspiring and emotional submission and presentation. The work and drive Arjun Panesar has done is a lesson in entrepreneurship and innovation. It was an honour to have judged them.”
In November 13, DDM was named the Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year in the Midlands Region at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards for 2018.
The next day the company also picked up the Most Influential Diabetes Technology Company of the Year prize at the Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2018) Industry Awards.
Mr Panesar said: “We are delighted that all of the DDM team has been recognised for innovating in digital health and technology. Over 1.2 million members use a digital solution provided by DDM. The impact of these solutions are not only empowering of people with diabetes around the world, it is pioneering the academic evidence base and redefining diabetes management.”