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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 2016 Patient Voices Contest Winners »

See our 2016 Patient Challenges VIDEOS Here »

life hacksThe year prior, our contest focused on “diabetes life hacks” — simple tricks to make life with this perplexing illness easier or better in some practical way.

We were thrilled by, and appreciative of, the ingenuity of the many ideas that came in! Watch the video below to see for yourself.

More Patient Voices Videos



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What Patients
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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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2014 Winners
See our 2014 winners »
2013 Winners
See our 2013 winners »
2012 Winners
See our 2012 winners »

2017 Gold Sponsor


2017 Silver Sponsors

Ascensia Lilly Diabetes Omnipod Sanofi