Ali and Julian first met as competitors whilst working on their own separate diabetes startups, an ocean apart.
Although their initial conversation was meant to size one another up, they were quickly struck by how complementary their individual stories were:
Julian has type 1 diabetes, Ali's dad has type 2. Ali studied biology, whereas Julian studied computer science. Julian wrote his thesis on blood sugar prediction, whereas Ali led research in blood glucose monitoring. They were even the same age.
Statistically, the odds of such a pair was minimal, but the facts couldn't be ignored.
So, they decided to team up, and Center Health was born.