More contest entries worth featuring... these ideas stood out as incredibly creative. So creative, in fact, that the judges struggled with rating them, either due to uncertainty whether they'd be implementable any time in the foreseeable future, or the fact that the target audience may be a small slice of the D-world. Still, as we noted, lots of great ideas from some very visionary people:
Diabetic Data Cloud
- the notion that our digital diabetes records need to be interoperable -
- featuring a "secret formula" for calculating your exact insulin needs -
Game Equals Life
- battle it out with dragons, etc., but only if your diabetes is under control -
Color Changing Pacifier
- the (unobtainable?*) Holy Grail for parents of young children with diabetes -
Steve McDermott, a 50-something husband and avid runner from Minnesota, was to his surprise diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five years ago in November 2011. He stands as an example that being active is sometimes not enough to fight off diabetes. ...
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Remember that bible story of the whole walls-came-tumbling-down thing at a little place called Jericho? Well, I'm hardly a biblical scholar, but I recall that the walls didn't fall the first time the Israelite army blew their trumpets: It was the ...
With the Olympic Summer Games going on in Rio, many have athletic achievements and aspirations on the mind. In our own Diabetes Community, it's great to hear news of T1 Olympic swimmer Matheus Santana from Brazil competing, among other PWDs (peopl...
If you've been following our Facebook page for the past few days, you may have noticed we've shared a trio of brief videos created for our recent DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in San Francisco.These newest Patient Voices snippets build on our "Un...
Welcome back to our periodic Partner Follies series here at the 'Mine, in which we feature guest posts by spouses, partners and loved ones of PWDs (people with diabetes), sharing their POVs on having diabetes in their lives.Please welcome Steve Jo...
the color changing pacifier is a brilliant concept - if only we can figure out how to do it. If my dog can tell when I'm having low blood sugar, there should be a way, non-invasively to figure it out.great ideas Wow - what a great contest you ran
I'm a fan of the Diabetes Digital Cloud!!!
Just a heads up - that tool for calculating insulin dosages that we developed is now out of prototype and up and running!
I love the idea of a color changing pacifier, what a fantastic idea! Thanks for the post!
The "diabetes digital cloud" isn't really creative, but it is by far the most important concept I've seen so far from this year's contest. It's really not very complicated either, relative to most of the other products that would require physical product development, FDA approval, etc. I simply want to easily export my data from my BG monitor into an open database on my computer. Even a spreadsheet would be fine. As suggested in the demo, a web site would be fine. From there my data would be available for any manipulation or visualization. Maybe I need to reformat my data so that my doctor can process it more easily? Maybe I want to build something in Google Charts to look at my BG levels from many different angles. I can't do either of those things with any of the existing software I've tried. Animas has probably the best solution I've seen, but its still not open. All we need is an export button and we'd be in business...
The cloud would work great with your winner, the iPhone glucose sensor. It frees data from the meter and makes it easily available to patients, parents, and health care professionals. I would like to see what a data visualization expert would do with this data. An open API would allow innovation in data display, charts, graphs (think Charmr) that we are not seeing from the meter companies. I hope they are listening!