ami Inkinen had just won a world championship triathalon in his age group when he was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. He’d always assumed that type 2 diabetes happened to people who were obese and couldn’t control what they ate, but here he was in his mid-30s, super fit, with tons of self-control — and at high risk for developing a dangerous, life-altering disease.

Inkinen was a technology entrepreneur — he’d already created the real estate website Trulia to help democratize access to real estate information. So, with his knowledge of how to provide information on a wide scale, and his newfound interest in diabetes, Inkinen wondered what he could do to help people with the disease.

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