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 »
When I was down in Orlando for the Children with Diabetes conference, I bumped into a booth for something called the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, and chatted with its president Mary Podjasek, a wife and mother to two with type 1 diabetes. Never heard of this foundation? Well, if you’re the parent of a future college student who’s living with diabetes, take note! The Diabetes Scholars Foundation has awarded over $300,000 to incoming freshman with diabetes…Read more »
Today, our second close-up look at one of our three 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge Grand Prize winners. Samantha Gustafson, a 21-year-old industrial design student at the University of Cincinnati, was honored for her design of a bright and appealing glucose meter for small children called Finn the Glucose Fish:
Finn may look simple, but creating that simplicity was hard work. Some of the homework Samantha did for this project might really surprise you. Read on……Read more »
What happens if a state rules that ONLY NURSES can administer insulin to diabetic kids at school, but there are no more nurses?! This is currently the case in California, broke and cutting school budgets left and right. Now, a state appeals court has issued a ruling that finds state law means school staffers who are not trained nurses should not be allowed to give injections, under any circumstances.
A family in Pacifica, CA, writes…
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…