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 »
John Brooks III is CEO of the legendary Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He’s unique as the leader of an academic medical center, in that he has a strong background in industry — having previously co-founded Insulet (makers of the OmniPod) and two other life sciences companies. We interviewed him in Spring about his ambitious plans to spread Joslin’s expertise across the country and around the world. It’s all about utilizing tech innovations in the…Read more »
Too bad we’re no longer conducting the DiabetesMine Design Challenge product design contest — ’cause it seems that a whole new generation of young designers is now tackling diabetes tools with their minds wide open, which we love.
One example of these super-creative efforts to simplify diabetes devices is the so-called “Diabetes Kit for Kids” created by Dutch design student Melchior van Voorden.
Admittedly, the name could use some spice. “Kit” is awfully generic and…