Even as “innovation” is becoming a familiar buzzword, our pioneering DiabetesMine Innovation Project charges ahead — seeking ever-fresh ways to highlight patient needs and stimulate technological advancements.

Our Fall program this year will be something new! “DiabetesMine University,” in which informed patient advocates and various experts will teach “classes” on different aspects of diabetes care: exciting new tools and how they are used IRL, what impacts patient adoption and adherence, and more.

This “University” will consist of our annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit and the more deep-tech focused D-Data ExChange event that traditionally run back-to-back each Fall in the San Francisco Bay Area. Class will be in session this year on Nov. 1-2 at the UCSF Mission Bay biotech conference center.

The overarching theme this year is that A New Era of Consumer Focus and Patient-Led Diabetes Innovation Has Arrived — what does it mean for the various stakeholders? And how might we all collaborate in everyone’s best interest?

Workshops will cover The Impact of Social Media, What Not to Do in Diabetes Design, and Human (Usability) Factors + Virtual Reality in Diabetes Care, to name a few.

Want to be part of it?

Once again, we’re offering full scholarships* to up to 10 engaged PWDs (people with diabetes) or caregivers to come out to San Francisco and join us, representing the Patient Community.

*Scholarships cover airfare, ground transportation, 2 hotel nights, conference fees and a daily meal allowance.

All you have to do is fill out this Entry Form and convince us that you have the heart of a passionate diabetes advocate, who is well-spoken and eager to contribute to this amazing forum…

Our Innovation Days bring together informed patient advocates with leading Pharma and medical device leaders, healthcare designers, regulatory experts, clinicians, mobile health experts / visionaries, entrepreneurs, investors, and more.

Apply here by Friday, June 8, 2018:

What People Are Saying About the DiabetesMine Innovation Days…

Still need convincing? Here’s what others are saying about last year’s DiabetesMine Innovation events:

2017 #DBMineSummit Kudos

I was really inspired by your conference. It was well organized. It had a great number of inspiring people and a great deal of inspiring content! I learned a lot.

– Dennis Boyle, director of the Health & Wellness practice at IDEO

What a wonderful, important conference focused on real-life, pragmatic opportunities to improve patients lives!

– Thom Scher, COO of Beyond Type1

This is one of the best events we’ve been to in our 14 years of serving the diabetes community. I’ve already connected with several of the attendees in the last week and hope to continue to problem-solve our healthcare together.

– John Henry, T1 advocate and founder of MyCareConnect

I most like the unfiltered, patient-centric inputs we get at these events.”

– Frank Westermann, Co-Founder & CEO of mySugr

2017 #DData Kudos

The DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange is a pioneering effort to connect the open-source DIY world more deeply to each other, and to innovators from industry.

– Eric von Hippel, Professor of Innovation & Engineering at MIT Sloan School of Management

D-Data Exchange is the ONLY diabetes event that brings together all the elements necessary for successful collaboration: engineers, designers, manufacturers, HCPs, and end users.

– Gary Scheiner, CDE, author and diabetes technology expert

This is a very important event for the diabetes community.”

– Dr. Bruce Buckingham, Stanford Endocrinology

D-Data ExChange is one of the events I most look forward to during the year. The carefully curated combination of participants and presenters provides an amazing opportunity to connect, share, debate and ultimately come away enlightened by the insights and collective voice of the smarts in the room.

– Jeff Dachis, Founder & CEO of One Drop

I am especially encouraged to see the collaboration and spirit of cooperation growing between the DIY community and industry. Well done on getting there!

– John Sjolund, Bigfoot Biomedical

It’s incredible to see industry, providers, regulators, and the DIY community come together for a day of open and honest dialog. This event drives change.

– Brandon Arbiter, VP Product at Tidepool