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 »
Jiangfeng Fei is the new Senior Manager of New Technology Development for the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project (APP). His responsibilities include “identification of new device development opportunities that fill key gaps to accelerate the goals of the JDRF APP, and acting as the scientific lead on current device-related partnerships with industry and academic investigators.” We were thrilled to include him in the recent 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University — and equally thrilled to…Read more »
Earlier this week, I read with interest the guest post from our friend and fellow type 1 John Sjolund about diabetes devices sorely needing simplification, i.e. integration and easy ways to make the data more accessible. His points struck a chord, as these themes have been on my mind a LOT lately:
I want solutions that take away some of the necessary steps, instead of adding to them! Ultimately, I want to have to think…