I’ve been writing DiabetesMine for six years now: 1,425 posts and over 15,000 (legitimate) comments to date, most of it all about what’s happening in the diabetes world and the industry that serves us. Only a little bit of it is personal stuff about me. So as I’ve been watching this meme bouncing around the diabetes online community (D-OC) for a while, I’m thinking it’s about time I shared a little piece of me, too.…Read more »
Sixteen-year-old Megan Khoury of Midland, Texas, won our Kids’ Category in the DiabetesMine Design Competition this year. Her entry, a concept called AniMeter, received the most votes among our four kids’ finalists:
But even more than the interactive glucose monitor Megan envisioned, it’s her life that will blow you away. At least it did me.
Megan is energetic and well-spoken. In a nutshell, Megan’s heavily involved in competitive tennis, dance and theater, pageantry, and fund-raising…
This year, the “Most Creative Idea” category winner in the DiabetesMine Design Challenge was determined solely by community voting. And here’s what you guys picked: a program presenting a “virtual world” for kids with diabetes, in which they have to help take of little Sue Lin, all the while learning how to better manage their own diabetes —
In Sue Lin’s World was created by a team of people at at small-ish web design company…Read more »
The third and final Grand Prize winner of this year’s 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge is Barbara McClatchey, mother of teenage boy with diabetes living in Collierville, Tennessee. She’s been a computer programmer for many years, and she and her husband both work for FedEx Corp. She’s also been heavily involved in her local JDRF chapter for 11 years, serving on the Board of Directors for the past seven.
Barb was honored for her concept called…
Today, the first up-close look at one of our 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge winners. Mauro Amoruso was honored with one of three Grand Prizes for his concept called Zero. It’s a combination insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor in a futuristic bracelet format:
Mauro is a 26-year-old freelance professional designer living in Turin, Italy. I spoke to him on the phone yesterday from across the world, with him repeatedly apologizing for his English. No worries…Read more »