As a follow up to the 2012 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit event held last November at Stanford University, we wanted to share the gist of the keynote talk about why the development of standards for diabetes devices and data is so crucial.

We had thought to create a white paper on the topic, but on the recommendation of the wonderfuldiabetes cables - Bruce Buckingham Kelly Close of Close Concerns, decided that a video version would be much more impactful; it's certainly easier to share and brings the message more to life!

If you care at all about improving diabetes technology tools, please take just six minutes to watch this recap of the Call for an Open Model of Diabetes Care by Dr. Ikhlaq Sidhu, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at U.C. Berkeley:


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Our hope is that by next year's Summit, we'll be presenting a very different message -- if you catch my drift ;)

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