This is a big deal, Folks! Asante Solutions, maker of the new Snap insulin pump, just signed an agreement to make its data protocols open and available via the new open-source Tidepool Platform. This means that for the first time ever, a pump maker is going straight to the cloud, committing to an open system that will allow users to combine their pump data with CGM data and other records, and view and share that…Read more »
Rem Laan became Executive Director of the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, last Spring. Before that, he spent more than 10 years with Roche Diabetes, which he entered via a previous position as Director of Marketing for Disetronic Medical Systems (remember their insulin pumps, which became Accu-Chek Spirit?)
Rem tells us he came away from our 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit both inspired and frustrated — which was all about the messed-up healthcare…Read more »
Too bad we’re no longer conducting the DiabetesMine Design Challenge product design contest — ’cause it seems that a whole new generation of young designers is now tackling diabetes tools with their minds wide open, which we love.
One example of these super-creative efforts to simplify diabetes devices is the so-called “Diabetes Kit for Kids” created by Dutch design student Melchior van Voorden.
Admittedly, the name could use some spice. “Kit” is awfully generic and…
Jiangfeng Fei is the new Senior Manager of New Technology Development for the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project (APP). His responsibilities include “identification of new device development opportunities that fill key gaps to accelerate the goals of the JDRF APP, and acting as the scientific lead on current device-related partnerships with industry and academic investigators.” We were thrilled to include him in the recent 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University — and equally thrilled to…Read more »
Late last week we published the detailed results of our big Patient Voices survey, conducted online in September 2013. Today, we get to unveil our first-ever original DiabetesMine infographic (!), summarizing what we learned:
We believe this paints a very realistic picture of how many in the diabetes online community feel about their tools and care. It is, after all, gleaned from the data you gave us. This infographic played…