We hope you have already discovered the DiabetesMine Test Kitchen — our new crowdsourced hub for video reviews of diabetes products, launched on Monday.
Essentially, we at the ‘Mine believe that people with diabetes are at a disadvantage as consumers – after all, where can we patients post and explore user reviews of products aimed at our chronic disease care, like other consumers can do for any variety of products?
We aim to…
You may have seen the hashtag #WeAreNotWaiting on Twitter and wondered what it stood for. It’s a grassroots push for Diabetes Innovation Now. And we’re thrilled to be part of it!
Read all about it right here:
What does it mean?
It’s the rally cry of folks in the diabetes community who are taking matters into their own hands; they’re developing platforms and apps and cloud-based solutions, and reverse-engineering existing products when needed in…
This is a big deal, Folks! Asante Solutions, maker of the new Snap insulin pump, just signed an agreement to make its data protocols open and available via the new open-source Tidepool Platform. This means that for the first time ever, a pump maker is going straight to the cloud, committing to an open system that will allow users to combine their pump data with CGM data and other records, and view and share that…Read more »
We were so pleased to host two key individuals from the FDA at this year’s DiabetesMine Innovation Summit: Courtney Lias, Director of CDRH/Division of Chemistry and Toxicology (who gave one of the opening talks updating us on FDA progress), and her colleague Stayce Beck, head of the FDA’s artificial pancreas team. Their involvement in this patient-led leadership forum is proof that the ePatient Revolution is changing the dynamics of health and medicine policy!
Rem Laan became Executive Director of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, last Spring. Before that, he spent more than 10 years with Roche Diabetes, which he entered via a previous position as Director of Marketing for Disetronic Medical Systems (remember their insulin pumps, which became Accu-Chek Spirit?)
Rem tells us he came away from our 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit both inspired and frustrated — which was all about the messed-up healthcare…Read more »