Sweden-based Diabetes Tools acquiring DiabetesGuru app


Diabetes Tools Sweden, which makes the TriabetesClinic online service that puts apps at the heart of diabetes care plans, is acquiring the DiabetesGuru smartphone app for children from Shore Innovation AB. Under the deal, Diabetes Tools will get all rights for the app, while still allowing the developer behind DiabetesGuru, Henrik Sjöstrand, to support the project with advice.

“The deal with DiabetesGuru adds a new dimension to our digital health product portfolio,” said Diabetes Tools’ CEO Anders Weilandt. “Whereas TriabetesGo, our app for keeping insulin-dependent children connected with their families and doctors, is exclusively available from treatment clinics using the TriabetesClinic service, DiabetesGuru is a standalone app and can therefore be used by children and families when a TriabetesClinic affiliation is not offered in their local area.”

The software assets will be formally transferred during the next few months so DiabetesGuru can become part of the Diabetes Tools quality management framework and product portfolio. Then, the company expects to offer DiabetesGuru as a free-of-charge, standalone app available from online app stores as it is today.

Anders Weilandt created DiabetesGuru out of necessity to help his young son with diabetes, but now the app helps hundreds of insulin-dependent children across Sweden. “Since I do this in my spare time, now is the right time to move the app to a more professional setting… It’s a move that will allow many more families to benefit from the hard work I have put into it,” he said.