#114: Insulin Pump Therapy Leaders | Defining Progress in Daily Diabetes Management, Part #2

Imagine a future where diabetes is the last thing on the mind of people living with it – that is progress! In part #1 we got an inside look at how the insulin industry is spurring each other on to make advancements in diabetes management. In part #2 we continue the conversation with the leaders in the insulin pump industry, alongside my well-versed cohost, Mark Carter. As a little refresher, we had the pleasure of hearing from Michael Hill, VP of Global Portfolio Marketing at Medtronic, Dr. Trang Ly, Senior Vice President and Medical Director at Insulet, and Dr. Steph Habif, a behavioral scientist at Tandem.

Let’s jump back into this topic and learn more about how you can define progress in daily diabetes management and what’s on the horizon for insulin pump therapy. 


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Mark Carter is an Assistant Vice President (Business Development/Merchant Services) with First Security Bank. His background in commercial property management, leadership development and being a former TM for Eli Lilly, Insulet (Omni Pod) and Medtronic Diabetes gives him a unique perspective when helping others talk through managing diabetes in the day to day life.

He is an avid Razorback fan who is married to his awesome wife Kristi, has a beautiful daughter named Norah, son named Jude, 1 White British Lab named Oxford, 1 Antolian Shepherd named Atlas and two horses named Chocolate Chip and Buttercup. Mark has a passion to invest and introduce adults and next generation of kids with diabetes to the beauty of the outdoors, through duck hunting, deer hunting and kayak fishing.

Dr. Steph Habif is a behavioral scientist with 20 years experience in health technology. She currently serves as the Vice President of Behavioral Sciences at Tandem Diabetes Care, where she oversees human factors, clinical and behavioral research teams, and contributes to the overall strategic direction of the company. Steph has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, Columbia University in New York, and Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She loves to eat grilled cheese sandwiches.

Michael Hill leads the global portfolio marketing team at Medtronic Diabetes with an upstream focus on advancing the product innovation roadmap based on global voice of customer working seamlessly with the global commercial regions and the product innovation team. He also leads critical global customer digital transformation work to ensure creation of a seamless digital ecosystem to help further advance customer experience innovation. The group’s goal is to ensure a data-driven approach to strategy informed by patient insights and to ensure tight coordination of all the respective functions.  Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Dr. Trang Ly has served as our Senior Vice President and Medical Director since February 2018. From September 2016 to February 2018, she served as our Vice President and Medical Director. Dr. Ly is a renowned expert in artificial pancreas and diabetes technologies. Most recently, she served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine. Prior to her time at Stanford, Dr. Ly was a Pediatric Endocrinologist in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, Australia. Dr. Ly holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, a Diploma of Child Health and a PhD in Pediatrics from the University of Western Australia. She is also a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, with specialist qualification in Pediatric Endocrinology.


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