Managing Diabetes in the Digital World – Introducing the DARIO
Todd Durniak, Executive VP of US Operations at Labstyle Innovations that powers the DARIO, a unique diabetes management platform that allows patients and doctors seamlessly manage their condition joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes, Health News & Technology Channels.
For those living with diabetes, what would you say is the major challenge in managing this condition today?
How can your platform technology, Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution address this challenge? Can you explain how it works with smart devices such as phones and ipads?
There’s a lot of technology out there to help People with Diabetes manage their disease. How is DARIO different?
Aside from the DARIO user, who else can access remotely the blood sugar meter readings? Why is this information important?
Labstyle Innovations has an online Facebook community called the DARIO Lounge. Why are these community groups so important in helping patients stay compliant and healthy?
The DARIO platform also includes a suite of apps for the smartphone -- How do they work in the overall success for diabetic patients? Would the apps be available for non-diabetic patients?
Can you share where the DARIO is currently available and when will be available for US patients?
Todd Durniak is Labstyle Innovations’s Senior Vice President and General Manager for the U.S. Durniak brings to LabStyle over 20 years of medical device commercial and technical leadership, most recently as the Vice President and General Manager of Neighborhood Diabetes, a division of Insulet focused on delivering insulin supplies through durable medical equipment (DME) and pharmacy channels with a 'high touch' training approach.
Prior to Insulet and Neighborhood Diabetes, Durniak held a number of positions of increasing responsibility over 7 years at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, most recently as President, Asia Pacific, based in Sydney, Australia.
Durniak began his career in engineering with Johnson & Johnson Orthopedics, leaving to start and manage Texas Direct Medical, an orthopedic product distributorship. He later re-joined Johnson & Johnson post the acquisition of DePuy, moving through a series of positions before joining Guidant just prior to its acquisition by Boston Scientific.
Durniak holds a BS of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Boston University.