Diabetes Digital Media scoops Innovation prize at UK Business Awards 2018

Jack Woodfield
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Diabetes Digital Media scoops Innovation prize at UK Business Awards 2018
Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) has claimed its third award in less than a month following triumph at the UK Business Awards 2018 (UKBA).

DDM, the organisation behind Diabetes.co.uk and the Low Carb Program, won in the Innovation category. The awards ceremony was staged at Park Plaza, Central London on 7 December.

Judges praised DDM for its "truly inspirational story" in creating platforms to support people to prevent, reserve or manage type 2 diabetes and also hailed the company’s Chief Executive Officer Arjun Panesar for a delivering a "lesson in entrepreneurship and innovation".

The UKBA celebrates the best of business in Britain and sharing innovation and best practice.

Judge Craig Macdonald, who is Chief Digital &Technology Officer at Crown Commercial Service, commented: "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."

On 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 following day DDM also won the Most Influential Diabetes Technology Company of the Year category 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."
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