Our Wish List

Our Wish List

Yes, it’s the holiday season, a time for good cheer, holiday parties and of course gifts. This year Diabetic Investor has a very short wish list for all we want this year are NO MORE MOUSE TRAPS. Just for grins and giggles how about something, anything truly innovative. Something that is not just a copy of something else. Something whose lone value proposition isn’t it can be made cheaper. Something that actually stands a chance to be commercially successful. Something that will HELP the patient.

In return we have some gifts of our own so here goes;

To Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) – hey you’re on a roll right now so DON’T SCREW IT UP.

Dexcom (NASDAQ: DXCM) – your also on a roll PLEASE keep being an example of how a diabetes device company should be run.

Tandem (NASDAQ: TNDM) – someone, anyone to buy the company.

Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) – the truth, that these serious allegations made against you are baseless that you are not crooks

Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) – the hope that you won’t screw up yet another diabetes partnership

Companion Medical – a partner who values what you bring to the table

Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO) – that you can transform the company into what it needs to be without selling your sole to the cost cutting crowd, some cuts are needed but don’t go off the reservation

Lilly (NYSE: LLY) how about treating your partners like partners and not indentured servants

Livongo, iHealth and every other company that has a way cool whiz bang cloud enabled device – someone, anyone to buy you

Johnson and Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) – think it’s time to grow a set and make a decision either you are in diabetes or not but please make a damn decision

MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) – survival we know things look very bleak but for those patients who are on Afrezza please find a way these patients will not be harmed

To all the implantable sensor companies – show us what problem you solve

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) – a diabetes strategy beyond just bigger discounts and higher rebates otherwise you are history

Bigfoot – more money what you have is very intriguing but you need more money

Becton Dickenson (NYSE: BDX) – common sense; are you sure you want to be in the insulin pump market

To all the reps who have been laid off – while it won’t help much just for fun throw a party and take turns throwing darts at pictures of the management team that screwed things up and are the real reason you are now on the unemployment line

To the companies in the Valley – yes you have gobs of money, lots of smarts but we call this the wacky world for a reason DIABETES is not like any market you have been in appreciate what you don’t know yes you can learn from people who have been in this world longer than fifteen minutes

To the West Coast Mafia our friends in the diabetes blogging community – remember the center of the universe is not just located in the Bay Area that there are patients who live in places like Sioux Falls South Dakota that these patients ARE NOT LIKE YOU they do not live every moment of every day for diabetes

To everyone in this wacky world may this holiday season be filled with joy and happiness. And please NO DRINKING and driving do everyone a favor Uber. Holiday wishes to everyone.