About Us

Hello, my name is Andy and when I was 18 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. There was no medical history of type 1 in my family, and the diagnosis was not only a complete shock - it meant major changes to the way I lived my life forever.

Many years down the line, and I live well and happily with my condition. But something always bugged me. I use the same, generic medical device as everyone else. But I am not simply another diabetes sufferer - I am individual, and so are you.

That was the key motivation for PenTrim: I wanted to create fun, innovative and simple products for the medical devices that are such an important part of our lives. So in the same way that you can choose your phone cover or watch, and your child can pick their school bag or pencil case, PenTrim allows people with type 1 diabetes to accessorise and personalise the generic insulin pens we use everyday.

Insulin hexamer - related to the PenTrim logo

A little about our logo. The lefthand image you see above is a group of 6 insulin molecules formed into a hexamer. A hexamer is how the body stores insulin. The PenTrim logo on the right has been designed to broadly copy the form of the insulin hexamer. Here's Wikipedia's insulin page where I learnt this.

This is the story behind the PenTrim product, and our logo. We're dedicated to making the world of type 1 a little more exciting.

If you have any comments or suggestions we'd love to hear from you via the Contact Us page.