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  1. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell October 26, 2009 at 7:38 am | | Reply

    Don’t know what it is, but I’d sign up to try it out. Thanks for the info Amy.

  2. Jaimie
    Jaimie October 26, 2009 at 9:19 am | | Reply

    Looks very exciting! Bet it was so interesting…thanks for sharing :)

  3. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson October 26, 2009 at 9:43 am | | Reply

    Very interesting! I’m so glad to see companies looking at the bigger picture of this “living with diabetes” thing!

  4. Virtue
    Virtue October 26, 2009 at 9:49 am | | Reply

    at first glance, the diabetic in me thought that the ‘tools of the creativity trade’ were candy… on second glance, the rest of my brain kicked it to realize they were plastic, metal, and magnetic…

    cool project none the less :)

  5. Mr152
    Mr152 October 26, 2009 at 10:37 am | | Reply

    It’s too bad Roche has just fired everyone on the Palo Alto site and are shutting it down. Actually, they are leasing the buildings out to an undisclosed tenant.

  6. George
    George October 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm | | Reply

    I love that Roche is willing to look ahead in hopes of coming up with something that can be useful and helpful for us PWD’s. Cool stuff indeed!

  7. katerina
    katerina October 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm | | Reply

    I am sorry but I am not one bit impressed. Rather than having 20 people thinkinng about yet again positive energy and educating people, I would much rather see them spending ALL their efforts making cgm smaller, less painful less intrusive etc etc something better. I am fed up hearing about information getting connected, how you can better record your numbers and other stuipid gadgets that really make no real difference. Having the choice for colour doexnt take away caluses on the fingers

  8. uberVU - social comments
    uberVU - social comments October 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm |

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  9. dargirl
    dargirl October 26, 2009 at 6:49 pm | | Reply

    I have to agree with katerina. A “think tank” to me is “how will the general public of PWD deal with this product that we want to develop”, “is it worth our while”, will it make us money? It is a fact of product development.

  10. mcityrk
    mcityrk October 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm | | Reply

    Actually considering the financial pressures most diabetes care companies are facing [patent expirations, generic competition, reduced reimbursement schedules] I am surprised such a group ever was allowed to independently exist as that size group would burn several million a year with no guarantees that useful advances would ever be produced.

  11. George
    George October 27, 2009 at 4:08 am | | Reply

    Very inspirational site!
    I agree with your explanations. Thanks for sharing it.

  12. dargirl
    dargirl October 27, 2009 at 8:40 am | | Reply

    A letter to Roche to be viewed via “the internet blogging observation”

    Dear Roche,

    I have been using your product for many! many! many! years and here is your internet communication from your consumer as to what I would really like to see your company develop. A Cure! But I realize that Roche would not be the likely Pharma company to develop a cure. But you are a company that can make my life a little easier.

    I understand through the internet sites you are trying to develop a understanding of PWD as to what we really want. You ask yourself is it marketable, is it profitable to develop with a whole lot of analyzing.

    Well here is my feedback directly to Roche. I want a Accu-check meter that will be able to test, log, calculate carb ratio, log insulin dosages, log exercise and other diabetic things, for an affordable price for everyone. All in one handy dandy little meter. Now that is what I want.

    In recent years the accu-check meter has been in the stone ages. All it does is “TEST” and I need more from my meter. Meters have made a huge differance for PWD in dealing with Diabetes in the past 30+ years. Huge! Good Job!

    So go back to your drawing table, puts your heads together and come up with new meter. Just think! I have just save Roche millions of dollars of analyzing. Please give me some feedback as what you have going on and I will continue to give you feedback as to wheather it will make a differance in PWD lives.

    P.S. Also I would like in a pretty pink! Thanks.



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