This Week in Diabetes Innovation:
• Diabetes Device Standards Now Published! JDRF & the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation in Toronto take major step forward toward interoperability.
• “Diabetics’ Struggles Put Spotlight on FDA Regulation” — story featured at Politico.com
• Dexcom SHARE CGM-to-smartphones system is now FDA approved.
• NEW: Nightscout in the News Blogroll, to follow all the good coverage of this stuff!
Hashtag #WeAreNotWaiting is the rally cry of folks in the…
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…
The Diabetes Social Media (DSMA) Blog Carnival topic for the month of February asks us to explore the concept of “advocacy.”
In our diabetes community, the word gets tossed around a lot. What does it mean? Is blogging, attending conferences, or getting a lot of Facebook likes in itself advocacy?
If you go by the dictionary, an “advocate” is simply someone who speaks up in support of a person, cause, or particular issue:
Hey there, D-Peeps! February may be a shorter month, but that doesn’t mean our Diabetes Online Community is short of amazing content.
What a month this has been! We’ve actually seen some of the most inspiring, encouraging, and best attributes of our community shining through…. along with some tougher moments when emotions ran high.
Above all, this community has proven once again how full of passion we are.
Here we go with this month’s collection…
The butter compartment of my fridge is fully stocked with unopened bottles of chilled insulin.
I’m so very thankful to have this medicine that keeps me alive, when so many people around the world cannot say the same. Sadly, more than nine decades after insulin was discovered, universal access to insulin is nowhere near what it needs to be. In some parts of the world, children are literally dying because they don’t have access, meaning…