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  1. StephenS
    StephenS January 29, 2014 at 7:22 am | | Reply

    You’re right– this is big, and let’s hope it’s just the beginning. Parents, especially, would like to have real-time CGM data for their kids available wherever they are.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how this collaboration will work out. Thanks

  2. Fernando
    Fernando January 29, 2014 at 11:19 am | | Reply

    Bravo Asante and Tidepool. So much talk over the years about products that promise to do this or that but I feel this is legit. Clearly open minded versus other things like Sanofi’s iBGstar with an iPhone and their own apps as well as the Telcare idea that to my knowledge are not ‘open’.

  3. Bill
    Bill January 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm | | Reply

    Most don’t know that you don’t “own” the BG numbers that are on your screen. That’s right, they aren’t yours! Yup, they are X company’s numbers. You give the blood, they take the results. Now after that sinks in, please don’t destruct anything expensive. We should all embrace Tidepool and others for working together with companies with open source goals. It’s a big deal friends.

  4. Terry Keelan
    Terry Keelan January 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm | | Reply

    The data is yours! Yes! Yes!

    That says it all for me.

  5. Privacy Hello
    Privacy Hello January 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm | | Reply

    I wonder how they’ll handle the inevitable security breaches.

    As the old Internet adage goes: “If you’re not paying for the product, you ARE the product.”

    They are already openly stating that researches can use YOUR DATA for their clinical trials.

    Tidepool may claim to be non-profit, but they have a financial model and cashflow needs…

  6. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell January 30, 2014 at 4:18 am | | Reply

    Asante deserves huge recognition for doing this. I think other pump makers should be ashamed (and yes I’m calling Tandem out especially).

    Making it easier to access pump, CGM, and blood glucose meter data is going to be crucial in the future. Endos and CDEs need tools to help better analyze the numbers and help us better control our blood sugars.

    Thanks again DiabetesMine for all your work on emphasizing the importance of opening up data access.

  7. Terry Keelan
    Terry Keelan January 30, 2014 at 11:36 am | | Reply

    @Privacy Hello – what is your concern about sharing data with researchers in an open source environment? Are you concerned that non-researchers will obtain it and use it for marketing purposes? Do you think it can be used against us in some way? What exactly do you think we should be wary of? Thanks in advance.


  8. Scott S
    Scott S January 30, 2014 at 11:39 am | | Reply

    This is a pretty big deal, but Asante is still a tiny player in the space with giants like Medtronic, Roche and Insulet. But innovation often comes from startups and we can hope that the big players follow suit.

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