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  1. John Sjolund
    John Sjolund February 6, 2012 at 9:39 am | | Reply

    As a Type 1 of 26 years I couldn’t agree more with what you are writing and what I find to be a real lack of simple design that really helps us the patients. We don’t always need the most complicated features, the most amount of memory and features. We live with diabetes 24/7 and want to concentrate on things in live other than diabetes.

    At Timesulin we are doing our little bit to make the daily life of living with diabetes a little safer, a little easier and allowing for a life which is a little more balanced. Timesulin won’t help everybody, but we sure do hope it can help many people who struggle with the issue of missed OR the dreaded double injections when using Insulin Pens.

    It’s a major challenge to innovate – making an idea a reality. It needs the support of the entire D community and we welcome these initiatives.

    /John Sjolund
    Timesulin CEO and T1 of 26 years.

  2. Julia
    Julia February 6, 2012 at 10:03 am | | Reply

    $100,00 to find new diabetes drugs! Is that ALL? If someone could manufacture a safer insulin, like SmartInsulin or some drug that does not carry such huge risks of hypoglycemia, our DD’s life would vbe sane instead of this ridiculous roller coaster, checking BS every three hours and adjusting….. With a safer drug, our kids could rely on the drug and throw away their pumps. Such a challenge deserves millions behind it; not a paltry $100,000.

  3. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell February 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm | | Reply

    Amy, you’ve definitely lit a fire under the feet of various device companies. It seems that we’re entering an age where design is a necessary part of a functioning device. I’ll bet the diabetes products we see introduced within the next 10 years are better designed and easier to use.

    See also this Co. Design post The Biggest Opportunity For Disruption Today: Health Care Products That Work

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