“Take care of the patient and the business will take care of itself.” That was Alfred Mann’s philosophy. And it was his perspective that inspired the creation of Vdex.
Al Mann started with the simple premise that the best way to manage blood sugar was the way the body did naturally…with insulin. But existing, synthetic insulins were dangerous, and it was not possible to make insulin that was chemically identical to that produced by the pancreas. For that reason, the pharmaceutical industry developed a host of medications to circumvent the use of insulin. Al Mann set his sights on the development of a natural, and safe, insulin. With a couple of decades of effort and more than a billion dollars, he gave us Afrezza, a bio-identical insulin, chemically identical to what the pancreas makes.
FDA-approved Afrezza is a quantum leap forward in the management of blood sugar. The only inhaled insulin, it works the same way a healthy pancreas does. For many patients, Afrezza is the answer. But it’s not for everyone.
At Vdex, we set out to find a better way to take care of diabetes patients. Our treatment plans begin with lifestyle changes. Combined with Afrezza and other state-of-the-art treatments, our patients are able to safely maintain average HbA1c levels significantly lower than what historically has been possible. Lower HbA1c means fewer problems. It’s that simple.
Diabetes is the most prevalent disease on the planet, and Vdex is here to make the world a healthier place.