This post is the third and final installment of my recent guest post series looking at ways that new Technology is aiding Diabetes Care.
I don’t need to tell you how ubiquitous texting has become. (Somehow I could live without internet access on my iPhone this summer, yet I spent hours calling AT&T to make sure I could at least send and receive text messages from Europe!) Today, a progressive endocrinologist who’s active on Twitter…
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…