John Brooks III is CEO of the legendary Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He’s unique as the leader of an academic medical center, in that he has a strong background in industry — having previously co-founded Insulet (makers of the OmniPod) and two other life sciences companies. We interviewed him in Spring about his ambitious plans to spread Joslin’s expertise across the country and around the world. It’s all about utilizing tech innovations in the…Read more »
Can it be true? Finally, the day of wireless Bluetooth diabetes data beaming has arrived! Two new glucose meters now at our fingertips can instantly send our blood sugar results to a smartphone or tablet, with no need for manual re-entry or that connect-to-communicate step that pretty much all other meters require. Woot!
We’re talking about JnJ/Lifescan’s new Bluetooth-enabled VerioSync and the BG5 Bluetooth Glucometer from the much lesser-known iHealth Labs (both of which were…
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 »
John Sjolund is the CEO and co-founder of Timesulin, a company that makes a clever digital insulin pen cap that keeps track of your dosing. You may have heard about their launch in Canada on Oct. 1 and Finland in mid-November, but we’re still awaiting word on the timeline for a U.S. launch… Meanwhile, as head of this company and also a person living with type 1 diabetes for over a quarter-century, John is uniquely…Read more »
Those of you who read our weekly Ask D’Mine column know what a skeptic Wil Dubois is. We can’t help loving him for it! He’s also one of our devoted editorial team members, so keep that all in mind as you read his take on the 2013 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit that he too attended in Palo Alto, CA, on Nov. 15.
A female pal of mine once told me she’s on an eternal quest for…Read more »