Not sure who you're endo is, but I met Dr. Robert Sherwin who heads the JDRF-Yale Center for Hypoglycemia a few years ago and he was great, so if you're ever shopping around for a new doctor (and over 31 years, I've learned that people should ... too many stay with the same doc out of inertia even if they could benefit by seeing someone else). I hope in your pursuit of a career opportunity in medical devices that you will consider communities like this one (TuDiabetes) as resources to seek input on concepts ranging from products to marketing of products.
I work in the consulting field, but I continue to be utterly amazed at how antiquated the medical supply industry (pharma, medical equipment, home diagnostics, etc.) remains very much a supply-driven business -- "you can have any color you like, as long as its black" where the patient with diabetes is too often an afterthought (if their thoughts are even considered) in both product development as well as marketing. I know someone who works for an ad agency here in NYC who told me that they often will use market research to support their ad concept, not to actually identify what patients need, want, or even care about -- clearly that isn't genuine research, but I understand that their goal is to book more business from their client, not to actually sell products. Clearly, this is an industry that could use a good dosage of reality in the way it approaches business!
Anyway, I hope you'll look to us in your future business ventures. I believe that communities like this one, although small relative to the 14+ million uncontrolled type 2 market who most "lazy marketers" see as the logical target market for their clients products, remains a critically important segment from a revenue standpoint, and many of them are here now!
I could go on and on, but you may wish to catch my blog posting on this subject at http://sstrumello.blogspot.com/2007/05/advertising-health-care-products.html