Here’s a product description for you: an accurate, non-invasive continuous glucose monitor that talks to your iPhone, and will call someone if the CGM alarms and you don’t respond. Sounds like something you might have heard about in our annual DiabetesMine Design Contest, isn’t it? Well, guess again! It’s a product actually under production by the folks at C8 MediSensors, a San Jose-based company. If you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of them, C8 MediSensors…Read more »
I’m very fortunate — and geekishly thrilled! — to be the first U.S. diabetic to review the new iBGStar, glucose meter and logging app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Yup, it’s that meter that plugs right into an iPhone! And nope, it’s not FDA approved or available on the market in America yet.
I happen to have a longstanding relationship with the folks at AgaMatrix, the innovative company that designed iBGStar for Sanofi-Aventis. The…
Are you a teen with diabetes with some strong opinions about the best and worst designed tools currently on the market for managing your illness? Tell us what you think!
Note that you don’t have to be a teen, but we are encouraging input from that age group, since adults with diabetes will be well-represented next month at an exciting “meeting of the minds” we are hosting in two weeks at Stanford University: The DiabetesMine™…
I could call today’s guest post a “straggler” from my Summer Reading series, but that might downplay its impact. Good things take time, as noted today by Samantha Katz, who along with a fellow graduate student at Northwestern University, won the the $10K Grand Prize in the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.
She was subsequently hired by Medtronic as a Global Product Manager for their evolving insulin pump systems (! – and she served as a…
There are exactly five days left to enter the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, the web’s premiere open innovation competition to improve life with diabetes (nice tagline, ay? I just made that up)
We’ve already received several-dozen entries this year, and garnered some great media coverage too, including:
The Huffington Post (thank you, Riva!)
Diabetes Forecast magazine – online edition
Pharma 2.0 blog
Medscape (wonderful, in-depth article; requires login)
Some Tips if you’re planning to enter:…Read more »