Interested in attending the 2014 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University on full scholarship*?
You have exactly 2 more weeks to enter our 2014 Patient Voices Contest!
It's a pretty exciting opportunity, but don't take our word for it.
READ BELOW TO SEE WHAT PAST WINNERS SAY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE...
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In this annual scholarship program, we're looking for 10 activated patients who wish to attend and participate in our DiabetesMine Innovation Summit held each fall at Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA.
Our winners act as "delegates" for the patient community, expressing our needs and desires to the Powers That Be: pharma industry and regulatory leaders, health insurance execs, clinicians, entrepreneurs, health tech experts, the country's largest clinics and national advocacy organizations and more.
This year's Summit will take place on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Our contest winners are awarded *funding to cover airfare, two nights in a hotel, and a meal budget for attending the Innovation Summit.
Please review the contest rules & info about selection committee here.
Applying is a two-step process:
Please submit a diabetes video product review, via our new Test Kitchen program. This gives us the chance to get to know your communication style regarding diabetes tools. (See below for just how easy this is ;) )
Please fill out the application form here.
Applications are accepted through 5pm PST on Friday, June 20, 2014.
We so look forward to hearing your voices!
SOME WORDS FROM OUR PATIENT VOICES WINNERS...
"The DiabetesMine Innovation Summit provided me with an unmatched opportunity to interact with the most influential people in the diabetes technology realm. Living day-in and day-out with this disease can shape very strong opinions, and the ability to express those opinions to the people that can concretely change things for the better is priceless. This is one of the most exciting and novel platforms for patient advocates to voice their concerns, suggestions, and questions and actually be heard."
Shara Bialo — 2012 winner
"The experience of participating in the Diabetes Innovation Summit was both invigorating and empowering. As a person with diabetes, it felt good to see the brain trust of people working on our behalf, and to have our voices be heard to influence future care, innovation and options for us as people first, patients a distant second! Attend to learn, but expect to contribute, think and leave with new connections that can help make a difference."
Julie Cabinaw — 2012 winner
"Attending the DiabetesMine Summit allowed me to participate in an exciting conversation between industry innovators, advocacy leaders, insurance executives, FDA representatives, and the tech geniuses who are doing fascinating things with our data and devices. When we come together and talk honestly about barriers to innovation and access, remarkable conversations can happen."
Melissa Lee — 2013 winner
"Going to the Innovation Summit helped open the doors to be part of the community of people who are working fiercely to shift the state of things in diabetes technology. Both years I attended, I learned a ton, and developed meaningful relationships with people I now work with. It's an incredible gathering of people from all sides of diabetes — finally together in one room."
Sara Krugman — 2012 winner & 2013 participant
"It was really interesting to hear of some of the new technology, especially in the area of data integration, and meet some of the people behind these tools. Meeting the other scholarship winners, as well as other players in the area of diabetes advocacy, was fantastic!"
Scott Strange — 2013 winner
"I was very fortunate to attend the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in 2013. There were so many opportunities to learn about up and coming changes to the way the diabetes technology is used, how insurance carriers view diabetes and technology and how others obtain and use their data to benefit their health. I'm glad I could attend!"
Michelle Evans — 2013 winner
For 2014, we're asking applicants to submit a diabetes product review to our new DiabetesMine Test Kitchen. These are 3-5 minute testimonials about your experience with a selected diabetes product -- preferably one you're already quite familiar with. You just need to have some sort of camera (an iPhone will do) and a solid opinion based on fact that you can substantiate with a list of Pro's and Con's about the product. It's not that hard! And we can help you! A great new example just in...
Today we're happy to premiere the latest submission, a video review of the Myabetic Banting Wallet diabetes carry case by D-blogger and advocate Christel Aprigliano.
Christel is a Patient Voices winner from last year, who actually helped present our patient survey data at the Summit. She's also the founder of the new Diabetes UnConference program coming up next year in Vegas, and an all-around amazing advocate.
She's been using the sleek Banting Wallet case from Myabetic, and finds it attractive and compact -- perfect as long as you don't expect to be be packing a container of glucose tabs in alongside your most basic supplies.
To get the scoop, WATCH THAT REVIEW NOW.
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A huge THANK YOU to our DiabetesMine Innovation Project sponsors so far for 2014: