Last Wednesday, diabetes researchers and advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC, for an FDA hearing on the Artificial Pancreas with the aim of making this pipe dream a reality. The point of the hearing was to allow JDRF and other stakeholders — researchers, industry reps, and patients — a chance to provide input on the Artificial Pancreas Project, in particular “recommendations to ensure the safe and effective testing of artificial pancreas technology…Read more »
Did I say I was finished reviewing the fabulous submissions in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge? Well I lied, sorry. There’s one more design that came very close to winning that I’d like to share today.
Remember how we said the Grand Prize winner LifeCase/LifeApp — a design concept that converts your iPhone into your glucose monitor + insulin pump controller — could easily be extended to include continuous glucose monitoring capabilities? Well, this is…
A final run-through of our 150+ amazing submissions in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge reveals some of the “prettiest” entries — those that obviously come from the world of artful design rather than medical utility. And why shouldn’t more medical devices be more aesthetic?!
PicoSulin mini insulin pump
- weighs just 2 oz. and uses and insulin penfill cartridge, plus it looks a heck of lot like an iPod Nano -
(click on the…
Following on my review of the year in diabetes, I’ve been reflecting on what marked 2008 here at DiabetesMine.com. I realized that 2008 was quite an eventful year over here, both for me personally and news-wise. Here’s a list of some key milestones here at the Mine:
January – I was featured in Newsweek! And we learned that diabetes costs America more than the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism combined.…Read more »
As many of you know, I’ve taken on Health Design as a platform of advocacy. And it happened almost by accident, when I had the inspiration to pen that Open Letter to Steve Jobs back in April of ’07. It was a tongue-in-cheek call-to-action for the gurus of consumer design to get together with the providers of medical devices and start making them smaller, slicker, more personalizable — in short, more like the iPod.