Not long ago, I attended the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Expo here in New York City. Personally, I didn’t expect to get much out of the event because I knew that the Diabetes Expo (and ADA as a whole) is skewed toward the predominant type 2 diabetes population. But still, I wanted to bring along a friend who’s been struggling with her diabetes, and I wanted to say hello to a few other friends who…Read more »
With all the dueling software formats for blood sugar data, ever feel this way?
YES! We sure do. Our perennial question to D-device and software makers is why this data is made so complicated. Thanks for the visual to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished worldwide cartoonist and all-around mega-talented guy.
The fact is, a handful of manufacturers currently have a stronghold on our diabetes data. Their systems collect this vital health data for us, but are designed to withhold it so that we rely on their products exclusively to access it, share it, or analyze it.
More and more patients are finding this intolerable, and are fed up with waiting for the Pharma industry to embrace long-overdue open standards.
I’m a bit obsessed with this…