Today is the final day to enter the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. You have until dbmine-design-challenge-2009-large-icon11:59pm Pacific time to submit your brilliant idea for a new device or web tool to make life with diabetes better.

We have a great batch of tantalizing new concepts coming in...

See the video entries to date here:

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
Metformin: A Great Lakes Disaster?
Wisconsin researchers find diabetes drug being discharged into Lake Michigan, affecting fish.

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paper entries to date here:



Meet our judges by reading their interviews here:

Veenu Aulakh, California HealthCare Foundation

Michael Ostrovsky,

Ross Jaffe, Versant Ventures

Dr. Steven Edelman, TCOYD

Robert Oringer, President of AMG USA

John Lai, IDEO design

and of course, Yours Truly


As a reminder, judging is based on a three-pronged criteria, described at the bottom of the page here.


Need a final reminder on why good design is important for improving lives (with diabetes)?  Click here.


Otherwise, I'm going to let our poster have the last word:


Viva la innovation!


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