We've had four great years running our wildly successful crowdsourcing competition, the DiabetesMine Design Challenge.

Today, we at DiabetesMine are proud to announce a new program in our continued efforts to "push the envelope" on diabetes innovation:

 

The DiabetesMineâ„¢ PATIENT VOICES CONTEST!!

We're asking YOU, the empowered PWDs (people with diabetes) to tell us about your most pressing design needs.

All you have to do is create a 2-3 minute video testimonial about the biggest challenges you face in your diabetes care, and how you would present those concerns to experts.

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** We're looking for 10 good e-Patients... **

who can tell it like it is...

 
  • Explain the biggest challenges in life with diabetes
  • Describe what's good and bad about current diabetes tools
  • Dream big about what the future could bring
  • Inspire designers & vendors to best serve PWDs and their caregivers
 

The DiabetesMine team will select 10 of the top entrants to win an "e-Patient  Scholarship" to attend our 2012 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, on Nov. 16, 2012.

Our winners will act as "delegates" for the patient community, expressing our needs and desires to the Powers That Be:  Pharma R&D and marketing executives, human interaction designers, entrepreneurs, physicians, regulatory experts, investors, health gaming developers, technology gurus and experts in mobile health platforms.

Each of our 10 winners will also receive an iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the first meter to directly connect to an iPhone* or iPod touch*! This exciting new product has just been introduced to the market as of today, May 1, 2012.

 

Video entries will be accepted until June 12, 2012.

Awards will be announced on June 27, 2012.

 

Keep in Mind:

All you have to do is give it some thought, and make a short video of yourself discussing patient needs.

There are no "right or wrong" answers; we're just looking for 10 great communicators.

We hope you're inspired to SHARE YOUR VOICE to help improve life with diabetes!

 

Learn more:

 

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Many thanks to our 2012 Sponsors:

 

   

Sanofi-aventis U.S., A SANOFI COMPANY

 

    

    

  

     

* iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

 
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