If there’s one thing we here at the ‘Mine can get behind, it’s innovation in diabetes technology. After all, Amy did launch the DiabetesMine Design Challenge four years ago after her popular Open Letter to Steve Jobs post was published. So that’s why we were excited to see that this month’s DSMA Blog Carnival challenge is all about diabetes technology, especially after spending weeks looking at all the wonderful submissions to this year’s contest. We…Read more »
The Pancreum closed loop (automated insulin + CGM + glucagon) system that won a Grand Prize in the DiabetesMine Design Challenge this year may look like a pipe dream, but designer Gil DePaula assures us it is “visionary but real.”
Have a look at the video, below, and also Gil’s company website.
“The glucagon part is definitely a futuristic concept — because there’s no predicate device for glucagon delivery with the FDA, so that’s a…Read more »
Emily Allen, winner of one of three Grand Prizes in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, does not have diabetes. But boy, does this gal “get it”! This 25-year-old from Bloomington, Indiana, completed her graduate studies in human-computer interaction design at Indiana University just last year, and was immediately hired by health care device firm Cook Medical, where she had worked as an intern for the previous year.
Emily’s winning design was diaPETic. Here’s the…
A huge thank you and congratulations to all who participated in our 2011 open innovation contest! Yet again we feel this effort is an example of “crowdsourcing” at its best — culling the brightest concepts from across the community to help improve life with diabetes.
Jeffrey Brewer, President and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), recently stated:
“This contest has created a great deal of buzz within the diabetes industry, really helping to…
OK, so the honeymoon is over. There’s always that euphoria when you start using a new gadget or tool, and it always wears off over time. I’m still glad to have my new Dexcom — believe you me! — because it’s helped me out of a horrible motivational slump, and it’s made me realize how much of the time I had no idea what was happening with my BG levels.
So those are positives.