Hear from a few POPS! squad members

Hear from a few POPS! squad members

Hey there!

Lonny Stormo

I am a person with Type 1 and helped develop the POPS! one System because current systems are too clunky and frustrating for anyone managing diabetes. With the POPS! one meter, If I am running down the side of the road,  I can stop and check my blood sugar, which is something I could not do before—and I don’t have to wear anything.  The freedom I get paired with the coaching through the app are what I like most about POPS!.  What my wife likes about POPS! are the notifications she gets whenever I check my blood sugar and it is below 60. She then can text or call me to make sure I am okay.

Dan Davis

Camp Needle Point was founded in 1957 to provide an opportunity for kids with diabetes to attend camp. I worked at Camp Needle Point in the 70’s. 40 years ago managing blood sugar was hard and really complicated. There were test tubes, reaction tablets and color charts to determine your sugar. 8 year old kids to young adults learned about managing blood sugar and helped each other learn to make the best of a complicated situation. I remember kids telling me that there would be a cure for diabetes in 5 years and they did not need to be concerned about the long-term impact of not managing blood sugar. As we all know, tools to manage blood sugar have improved in the last 40 years, but the process is still clunky & complicated. We set out on a mission to simplify the test, make collecting the results seamless and really use the power of your phone to make decision making easy and fun. POPS! one is the next generation of blood sugar management and we hope it will lower the World’s A1C until the cure is found.

Tamara Wudinich

I was known as “the diabetic” in school. I remember the nurse coming in to talk to the class and explain why I had to leave the classroom every so often to check my sugar and why I got to have special treats. I don’t remember not having diabetes as I was diagnosed at 2 ½. Going into doctor’s appointments, I was a Type 1, reduced to an A1C number. Working for POPS! has changed that. Not only is the device life altering with being able to check anytime, anywhere, the approach to managing diabetes is life changing. I am able to track my numbers on my phone and am able to make decisions to manage my diabetes. I was able to notice that I was trending in the 200’s every morning and make adjustments to my insulin dosages to bring that number down. I walked into my endo appointment armed with information and advocate for myself. POPS! allowed me, for the first time, to own my life by being Tamara first and a Type 1 second.  

Our impact

With over 4 million people with diabetes globally, we are committed to lowering the world’s A1C and reducing healthcare associated waste.

Test, lower, save. Our POPS! one System is designed to encourage more frequent testing, which has been shown to lower a person’s A1C. On average, an additional $12,000 annually is spent more on a person with diabetes versus a person without diabetes. By having people with diabetes own their healthcare and manage their condition, we are helping reduce unnecessary doctor’s visits. When A1C’s are lowered, healthcare costs decrease for both the person with diabetes, their employer, and insurance companies.

Recycle, reuse, renew. No longer are people required to carry a meter, bottles of test strips, lancing tool, and bags of lancets separately. Our POPS! one System is designed to be all in one and reduce the amount of waste associated with glucose management.

Request a recycle bag and do your part. Pop in your used sensor modules. Fill up the bag. Attach the prepaid label. And ship them back to us and help recycle, reuse, and renew our materials. A sustainable today means a sustainable future.

Request a recycle bag

Ideas, people, solutions

As a start-up, we want to remain mindful of how we impact all areas of life. Have an idea on how we can become more sustainable? Drop us a line and let us know. We’re happy to hear from you.

Work for us

Darn. No current openings.

Lonny Stormo

I am a person with Type 1 and helped develop the POPS! one System because current systems are too clunky and frustrating for anyone managing diabetes. With the POPS! one meter, If I am running down the side of the road,  I can stop and check my blood sugar, which is something I could not do before—and I don’t have to wear anything.  The freedom I get paired with the coaching through the app are what I like most about POPS!.  What my wife likes about POPS! are the notifications she gets whenever I check my blood sugar and it is below 60. She then can text or call me to make sure I am okay.

Dan Davis

Camp Needle Point was founded in 1957 to provide an opportunity for kids with diabetes to attend camp. I worked at Camp Needle Point in the 70’s. 40 years ago managing blood sugar was hard and really complicated. There were test tubes, reaction tablets and color charts to determine your sugar. 8 year old kids to young adults learned about managing blood sugar and helped each other learn to make the best of a complicated situation. I remember kids telling me that there would be a cure for diabetes in 5 years and they did not need to be concerned about the long-term impact of not managing blood sugar. As we all know, tools to manage blood sugar have improved in the last 40 years, but the process is still clunky & complicated. We set out on a mission to simplify the test, make collecting the results seamless and really use the power of your phone to make decision making easy and fun. POPS! one is the next generation of blood sugar management and we hope it will lower the World’s A1C until the cure is found.

Tamara Wudinich

I was known as “the diabetic” in school. I remember the nurse coming in to talk to the class and explain why I had to leave the classroom every so often to check my sugar and why I got to have special treats. I don’t remember not having diabetes as I was diagnosed at 2 ½. Going into doctor’s appointments, I was a Type 1, reduced to an A1C number. Working for POPS! has changed that. Not only is the device life altering with being able to check anytime, anywhere, the approach to managing diabetes is life changing. I am able to track my numbers on my phone and am able to make decisions to manage my diabetes. I was able to notice that I was trending in the 200’s every morning and make adjustments to my insulin dosages to bring that number down. I walked into my endo appointment armed with information and advocate for myself. POPS! allowed me, for the first time, to own my life by being Tamara first and a Type 1 second.  

Our impact

With over 4 million people with diabetes globally, we are committed to lowering the world’s A1C and reducing healthcare associated waste.

Test, lower, save. Our POPS! one System is designed to encourage more frequent testing, which has been shown to lower a person’s A1C. On average, an additional $12,000 annually is spent more on a person with diabetes versus a person without diabetes. By having people with diabetes own their healthcare and manage their condition, we are helping reduce unnecessary doctor’s visits. When A1C’s are lowered, healthcare costs decrease for both the person with diabetes, their employer, and insurance companies.

Recycle, reuse, renew. No longer are people required to carry a meter, bottles of test strips, lancing tool, and bags of lancets separately. Our POPS! one System is designed to be all in one and reduce the amount of waste associated with glucose management.

Request a recycle bag and do your part. Pop in your used sensor modules. Fill up the bag. Attach the prepaid label. And ship them back to us and help recycle, reuse, and renew our materials. A sustainable today means a sustainable future.

Request a recycle bag

Ideas, people, solutions

As a start-up, we want to remain mindful of how we impact all areas of life. Have an idea on how we can become more sustainable? Drop us a line and let us know. We’re happy to hear from you.

Work for us

Darn. No current openings.

Drop us a hello!

5600 Memorial Ave N, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
1-800-767-7268

Drop us a hello!

5600 Memorial Ave N, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082
1-800-767-7268