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  1. StephenS
    StephenS November 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm | | Reply

    Amy, thanks for sharing these results… most of which I’m not surprised by. I’m really looking forward to seeing news from the summit!

  2. mollyjade
    mollyjade November 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    I think the fact that positive reinforcement is so highly rated is important. A good appointment is one where I leave feeling energized and ready to recommit to good care. Acknowledging the work I’m putting into diabetes care goes a long way toward that.

  3. Tim omer
    Tim omer November 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm | | Reply

    with the current power, cheap cost and easy access to technology we now have, is now the time for us diabetics to take things in to our own hands and hack the technology we have to better meet our needs?

    Great article

  4. Type 1 Electrical Engineering Student
    Type 1 Electrical Engineering Student November 17, 2013 at 8:44 am | | Reply

    Great article. The information is very insightful on where the technology needs to go.

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  6. Ollie Glass
    Ollie Glass November 22, 2013 at 2:54 am | | Reply

    Thanks so much for running this survey and sharing the results. I’m working on a free blood sugar trend app, and building on Nial Giacomelli’s free iPhone logging app Diabetik (

    I’m building the trend analysis tool I want to use, and it’s great to know there’s lots of people looking for this as well.

    I wrote a few words about the your survey and the trend app in Diabetik’s forums,

  7. Evelyn Guzman
    Evelyn Guzman November 22, 2013 at 6:31 am | | Reply

    This is the greatest diabetes survey I have ever seen. And the results are shown so effectively that everyone who may want to make some change on their care plan can do so easily.

    However, will the power that be, that is the insurers and the technology manufacturers, heed the cry for help I see in the results of the survey? That is something we have to wait and see, and hopefully not for long.

  8. sue whittier
    sue whittier November 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the excellent graphs / summaries!
    ‘ a consistent theme was frustration over lack of interoperability and integration (with other devices and with Mac/Apple iOs), and lack of data sharing capabilities.’
    So true. I just did a Net scan and could find only two device companies tha make monitors for both BG and BP[size of the original cell phones!] – those of us who are baby boomers are finding both are useful now. On the other hand the device manufacturers now must think PWDs not only have a lack of insulin, but intelligence as well. The current marketing seems to focus on colour. size of device speed of result and whether or not a code is required – wasn’t the mobile phone era christened with passwords? And rather than blame the customer, why not put that focus on the software developers asleep at the wheel. And for all the simplicity / colour we lose the ability to keep decent records / including exercise / food / health status / unusual events.I still expect the time I spend for recording diabetes data to be short. in one place – wherever I am – it can be moved to another device at a later date [[very little Bluetooth so far - talk about squelching incentive!]. Because of this old technology,can anyone suggest a tablet that has both a USB port and SD port? ..transition? Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

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