Are you a teen with diabetes with some strong opinions about the best and worst designed tools currently on the market for managing your illness? Tell us what you think!
Note that you don't have to be a teen, but we are encouraging input from that age group, since adults with diabetes will be well-represented next month at an exciting "meeting of the minds" we are hosting in two weeks at Stanford University: The DiabetesMine Innovation Summit. It's an intimate get-together of patient advocates, entrepreneurs, design experts, and Pharma industry leaders from the marketing, R&D, legal and regulatory sectors to delve into new approaches to achieving truly "patient-centered" solutions. (We hope to gather an even bigger group next year.)
Please take 3 min. to watch our Teen Ambassador Cory Oringer, who — heavily inspired by Apple's Steve Jobs — put this amazing video together all by himself!
Remember that little circular, three-wedge closed-loop device known as Pancreum? You know, the Artificial Pancreas system in which you pop in wedges for insulin pumping, CGM (continuous glucose monitoring), and glucagon pumping, all around a littl...
Ten years ago this month I penned an 'Open Letter to Steve Jobs,' calling on the gurus of consumer technology to help transform medical devices into something more Apple-esque. After all, it was 2007, and our glucose meters, insulin pumps and othe...
Hi All,At the recommendation of our event Advisory Board member Manny Hernandez (thanks Manny!) we created the following video at this year's DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University.(Special thanks to Lacey Ehrlich of USC Annenberg f...
The Pancreum closed loop (automated insulin + CGM + glucagon) system that won a Grand Prize in the DiabetesMine Design Challenge this year may look like a pipe dream, but designer Gil DePaula assures us it is "visionary but real."Have a look at th...
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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 ...
Hi There,My 13 year old daughter, Autumn (The one with Type 1) would like a truly smart phone that could check your blood sugar. Thanks for asking! Denise
Hey, there, Technofiles of Diabetesmine,Any way to participate in the Summit remotely? Even if not individually, then perhaps a remote "sister location" somewhere over here on the East Coast?Thanks,KristinW
I've tried to send you an email at email@example.com but it returned as if I haven't permission to write in that group.Is there any way to get in touch with you or with Cory ?Cheers,RA
Scott K. Johnson|2011-09-01
Cory, you rock dude. Thanks for speaking up and calling for better products. Your efforts will help turn the tide for many of us living with diabetes. It's very much appreciated.
@rafael - sorry about the mixup with the new email. We should have it fixed now, so all can send us notes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock on Cory!!!!
Awesome, Cory!! You rock, and I think that what you are doing is amazing for those of us living with diabetes who are in the "younger" age groups. I appreciate what you are doing!
Great video. We really need integrated devices that help manage BGs. The separate pumps and sensors are frustrating and difficult to wear. This needs to be solved. Symlin is difficult to dose, yet an important tool. There has to be a better way. There also needs to be ease of operation and more wearability. I am shocked at how little pump design has changed in the last 20 years! Go for it designers....help make our life with all our diabetes stuff easier. Easier = better management of diabetes and a better life.
My son, George age 15, has to cut the paper around the Medtronic circular section of the infusion set to get it to fit into the inserter. It is a pain and tricky to do. PLEASE make the infusion set fit into the inserter.Thanks,Jennifer