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About the DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest

patient voices logoOur annual Patient Voices Contest, launched in 2012, is the latest in our continued efforts to push the envelope on diabetes innovation, by “crowdsourcing patient needs.”

Each year, we ask empowered PWDs (people with diabetes) everywhere to tell us about their most pressing challenges and unmet needs through brief essays and visual content.

The top 10 entrants are selected to receive an “e-Patient Scholarship” to attend our DiabetesMine Innovation Summit that takes place in Northern California each Fall. These winners act as “delegates” for the patient community, expressing our needs and desires to the Powers That Be: decision-makers in pharma, healthcare, technology design, medical device regulation, software and app development, national advocacy groups and more.

Meet our 2017 Patient Voices Contest Winners »

We were thrilled by the calibre of passionate advocates who applied for this program! Please keep your eyes peeled for our next Patient Voices Scholarship Contest beginning in Spring 2018.

DiabetesMine Patient Voices Videos



DiabetesMine Patient voices 2014Patient Voices 2014 » Diabetes Technology: What Patients Really WantDiabetes Technology:
What Patients
Really Want »
Patients Call for Innovation! DiabetesMine Summit 2012Patients Call for Innovation!
The 2012 Summit »


Contest Promo Videos


The 2012 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest!The 2012 Patient
Voices Contest »
2010 DiabetesMine Design ChallengeThe 2010 DiabetesMine
Design Challenge »
2009 DiabetesMine Design ChallengeThe 2009 DiabetesMine
Design Challenge »
Diabetes… Reloaded (2008)

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2017 Winners
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2016 Winners
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2015 Winners
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2014 Winners
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2013 Winners
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2012 Winners
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2017 Gold Sponsor


2017 Silver Sponsors

Ascensia Lilly Diabetes Omnipod Sanofi