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 »
Today, we feature the most seasoned member of our 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge* judging team: Dr. Rich Jackson, a senior endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and also Director of Medical Affairs, Healthcare Services, and Strategic Initiatives for that famous clinic.
But don’t be fooled by the fancy titles. Rich is a really down-to-Earth guy. He’s Amy’s co-author and friend, with a very “grounded” view of how technology can help us PWDs live better.…
Recently I stumbled upon a firm based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, that calls itself Pancreum, “The Wearable Artificial Pancreas Company.” Wow. Really? There is such a thing already? I just had to investigate.
The company’s website describes a four-part system including a controller (PDA), a CGM sensor called the “GlucoWedge,” a small wireless insulin pump called the “BetaWedge,” a small wireless glucagon pump called the “AlphaWedge,” and a set of “iPancreum” software apps that manage…
Speaking of iPhone-ish diabetes devices (aren’t we always?), a number of readers asked us lately for an update on the new Tandem insulin pump, which could hardly look more Apple’esque if it tried:
The San Diego-based company has been developing this one for several years, and recently added some famous names to its Clinical Advisory Board: insulin pump experts Dr. Bruce Bode, CDEs Virginia Valentine and John Walsch, and Dr. Steven Edelman of TCOYD fame.…Read more »
Happily, Harvard University appears to have jumped on the diabetes innovation bandwagon recently, with a crowdsourcing experiment called the Harvard Catalyst InnoCentive Ideation Challenge, in which Harvard president Dan Faust sent out a call to the great minds around this legendary university for creative answers to the question: “What do we not know to cure type 1 diabetes?”
Well, there are certainly plenty of answers to that question!
However, as it turns out, the main…