I still feel like my mind is all a-mush after being mostly off-line for nearly a whole month while traveling in Europe. Yowza. Our vacation was relaxing, for sure, if a bit hectic in spots with all the packing and re-packing and boarding and disembarking we did. My BG levels have been admirable, mostly, with a few hiccups here and there. I pride myself on being an organized person, and yet I’m not the best…Read more »
Lee Ann Thill is a beloved diabetes blogger at The Butter Compartment. I remember when she appeared on the scene a few years ago, and told us what she did for a living. All I could think at the time was, “what the heck?” Sounds like I am not alone. A big hug goes out to Lee Ann for breaking new ground — and of course for sharing her thoughts with us today at the…Read more »
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!