Patient Engagement. It means different things to different people. Until recently, the term was mostly used by corporations as a euphemism for brand loyalty to their medical products, or by healthcare providers as the antidote to “noncompliance.” We at the ‘Mine think of engagement not so much as what others convince us to do, but as a chance for patients to take the reigns, acting as catalysts for change themselves. That’s what the DiabetesMine Innovation…Read more »
A few months ago, we got a tip from a researcher about a new product from a company called Tethys Bioscience that can quite accurately predict a person’s likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. This sounded pretty revolutionary, in large part because it has the potential to save the country billions of dollars in diabetes prevention. But does knowing your risk actually motivate people?! They’ve teamed up with a popular smartphone health app to find…Read more »
With all the talk about mice in cure research (over 2 million results for “mice diabetes research” on Google!), you might think there is absolutely no way for you — a human — to participate in the magic of modern science. But there are actually a lot of studies going on right now that need participation from PWDs with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Worried about risking your health on something too experimental? …