Early in 2004, seasoned entrepreneurs Tom Cronin and Bill Haylon joined the team, bringing with them capital and added experience in managing rapidly growing companies. With their addition, the company’s goal became to expand beyond a terrific MA and NH base into a more dominant presence across New England and beyond, while still focusing on Lou and Kathleen’s initial mission of filling the education and support “gap” that is so clearly apparent in the diabetes marketplace today. In recognition of the expansion of the “high touch” offering to new patients and new geographies, the company was renamed Neighborhood Diabetes.
In the ensuing years, Neighborhood Diabetes has continued to expand its reach throughout the east coast. In 2007, Neighborhood strengthened its presence in Florida and Georgia through its acquisition of Advanced Medical/Central Florida Pharmacy in Orlando. Just two years later, Neighborhood Diabetes acquired New York Diabetic Supply/Shelbourn Chemists, one of the premier suppliers of diabetic testing supplies, insulin pumps and pump supplies in New York City. Even with this rapid growth and expansion, Neighborhood Diabetes has not lost sight of its mission to make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes; instead, the company is focused on continuing to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its patients, providers and health plans in all of its service areas.
Today, in addition to blood glucose testing supplies, Neighborhood Diabetes provides insulin pumps and related supplies as well as a full line of maintenance medications to its customers with diabetes using the same “high touch” approach and convenient home delivery it began with in 1998.
As of June 2011, Neighborhood Diabetes was acquired by Insulet Corporation, the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System.