Alan Johnson was part of the team at start-up company Gnoso Inc. that won the DiabetesMine Design Challenge in 2008, with an online tool called LogforLife. We’ve stayed in touch, and I’ve asked Alan, who is not diabetic, to share his journey with us here at the ‘Mine: what has he learned along the way, in the process of developing and trying to market a blood glucose record-keeping program? Surprisingly, Alan didn’t talk about advances…Read more »
Today, the second installment of a new three-part series of guest posts addressing various angles on Technology & Diabetes.
I hope the title of this post doesn’t sound preachy. It shouldn’t, because besides being an experienced clinician, educator, and community health advocate, Neal Kaufman (husband of the ever-famous endo Fran Kaufman) is also an innovator in internet and cell phone solutions designed to help patients fare better. His new company, called DPS Health, offers something…
Talk about your really cool mashups of Web 2.0 technology being employed in clever ways to help improve people’s health! The non-profit Diabetes Hands Foundation has teamed up with Joslin Diabetes Center and pharma sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim to introduce a new interactive, Facebook-based game with social networking features that teaches you about healthy eating and diabetes management, and encourages you to take actions. The game is called HealthSeeker, and it goes live today!
Yes, you guessed it — as an addendum to yesterday’s post, some more cool awareness programs you might like to know about:
This is a brand new health care show airing on a local PBS affiliate KSMQ. Host Shawn Riley is also publishing episodes on his blog, HealthTechnica.com. Their latest episode features two Diabetes Educators from the Mayo Clinic as guests. They discuss definitions, prevention, tools, carbs, exercise, and even social media for…
Karen over at Bitter-Sweet blog has proclaimed this “Diabetes Blog Week.” For those who haven’t run into it yet, the idea is that the hundreds of us now blogging about diabetes participate in sort of an online rally. With seven pre-defined topics to post about, we all “get a variety of unique insights on a single topic each day.”
Looks like nearly 100 of us are participating so far, and if you have a diabetes…Read more »