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:

http://www.youtube.com/group/DBMine2009Contest

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.

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paper entries to date here:

http://www.scribd.com/group/71420-2009-diabetesmine-design-challenge

ENTER THE CONTEST here.

 

Meet our judges by reading their interviews here:

Veenu Aulakh, California HealthCare Foundation

Michael Ostrovsky, Medgadget.com

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:

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Viva la innovation!

 

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