Jessica Bernstein wants to take “control” out of the diabetes vocabulary. So read the headline when she was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Jessica is a San Francisco Bay Area psychologist who was diagnosed herself with type 1 diabetes when she was just a year old. She’s spent much of her adult life working with people with chronic illnesses, and fundamentally believes that our culture has got the approach to “suffering” all…Read more »
The tech blogs are all abuzz today over Bayer’s new DIDGET meter, designed just for kids, which integrates BG testing into the world of video games:
“Bayer’s DIDGET is the first and only blood glucose meter that connects directly to Nintendo DS and DS Lite and helps kids manage their diabetes by rewarding them for consistent testing habits with points to unlock new game levels and options. Bayer’s DIDGET meter is made for kids ages…
There are exactly five days left to enter the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, the web’s premiere open innovation competition to improve life with diabetes (nice tagline, ay? I just made that up)
We’ve already received several-dozen entries this year, and garnered some great media coverage too, including:
The Huffington Post (thank you, Riva!)
Diabetes Forecast magazine – online edition
Pharma 2.0 blog
Medscape (wonderful, in-depth article; requires login)
Some Tips if you’re planning to enter:…Read more »
Technology blogger and Type 1 diabetic Scott Hanselman works for Microsoft, and is quite famous in software developer circles. As it happens, he’s been wearing the brand new “Revel” combo Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) system from Medtronic for six days now, and has just posted his thoughts on his tech blog, Computer Zen. He’s also kindly agreed to allow me to publish simultaneously here at the ‘Mine.
A Review of the Paradigm…Read more »
Glucose averages looking good. Got a clean mammogram result last week. Enjoying a beautiful — if not entirely sunny — day today with my partner (still the love of my life) and my three unbelievable girls.
Thinking about how much fun we had over Spring Break a few weeks’ back:
Life is good, even when you no longer want to share *which* birthday you’re celebrating.
And that’s all I have to say about that.…