UQ student supplying an easier future for people with diabetes

22 April 2021

A University of Queensland startup ready to help 1.7 million Australian diabetics has won UQ’s top entrepreneurship program, Ventures ilab Accelerator, Pitch Night.

Journalism and public relations alumnus, Ashley Hanger started Stripped Supply two years ago to solve the issue of young adults with diabetes not getting their medication on time.

Seeing her boyfriend’s difficulty managing his condition inspired Ms Hanger to bring diabetes management into the 21st century.

“Tristan has lived with diabetes for 27 years, and he can still forget to organise his medication,” she said.

“Diabetes doesn’t just affect your physical health, it’s a massive drain on your mental health too.

“I saw an opportunity to lighten the mental burden for diabetics, and using the many programs UQ Ventures has to offer, I was able to refine my idea and learn how to build a business.

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