With so many new social networks cropping up seemingly every week, it takes a bit of ingenuity to come up with something unique. The latest to join the club of online diabetes support networks is Phrendo, an invitation-only online social network from the folks at the diabetic athletes’ organization Insulindependence. Launched in March 2009, Phrendo’s charter is to pull together all sorts of people with diabetes who like to work out hard — many of…Read more »
Insulin maker Sanofi-Aventis took a big hit last year with the Lantus-cancer scare. But that hasn’t stopped them from charging ahead in diabetes care. According to industry observers, the company’s new US Diabetes unit, fueled by a recent “acquisition binge,” is gearing up to “turn the diabetes world upside-down” with a full set of new offerings to help doctors help patients achieve better outcomes. Sounds intriguing!
I caught up last week with Dennis Urbaniak, Sanofi’s…
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…