Sweden and Uddevalla

BetaMed is located in Uddevalla, Sweden.

The company was founded in 1994 as Piara HB and was reorganized into BetaMed AB in 2004. BetaMed works with medical information on diabetes, mainly type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents. However, many adults have contacted us and said that the book is also applicable to them so the title was changed to include also adults in 1998.

Short history:

1995 First Swedish edition with the title "Diabetes in children and adolescents".
1998 This book was awarded "Best Pedagogical Book of the Year" by the Swedish Society for Diabetology.
1998 First English edition with the title "Insulin-dependent diabetes in children, adolescents and adults".
1999 Second Swedish edition is printed and the title is changed to "Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults".
1999 First Norwegian edition is printed.
2000 First Spanish edition is printed in Mexico.
2001 First Dutch edition is printed.
2001 First Turkish edition is printed.
2002 First Persian edition is printed.
2003 First Polish edition is printed.
2004 Second English UK edition is printed.
2004 This book was awarded "Best medical book for the general reader" by the UK Royal Society for Medicine och Society of Authors.
2004 Second Spanish edition is printed in Spain.
2005 Third English US edition is printed.
2005 First Russian edition is printed.
2006 Third English UK edition is printed.
2006 First Danish edition is printed.
2007 First Latvian edition is printed.
2009 First Taiwanese edition is printed.
2010 Second Polish edition is printed.
2010 Third Spanish edition is printed.
2010 Second Norwegian edition is printed.

Besides, BetaMed is a Company Friend of Save the Children Sweden, and supports their work.

The author Ragnar Hanas is a consultant pediatrician and has worked in the field of pediatric diabetes since 1983. He has a position as head of the diabetes clinic at the pediatric department of Uddevalla Hospital in Sweden since 1985. He is the Secretary General for ISPAD (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes) 2007-2012 and is a co-editor of the 2009 ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.