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Teens with Diabetes Design Their Own Solutions

By Amy Tenderich on May 27, 2015

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Clearly, we're huge fans of patient-centered design and innovation. That's why we love what Dr. Joyce Lee, a pediatric endo and researcher at the University of Michigan, is up to in challenging the status quo with progressive design-thinking in healthcare.

You may know Joyce by her online moniker, Doctor as Designer; she's been involved in this movement since 2012 when she bucked the old-fashioned paper action plans on allergies at her kids' elementary school by making a YouTube video with her then-6-year-old son about his symptoms and how to use the emergency EpiPen.

The video pretty much went viral, and since then, Joyce has focused much of her research and clinical work on mobile tech and social media use in the Diabetes Community.

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