Ever since Insulet launched the Omnipod five years ago, the patch pump has been gaining steam as the must-have gadget for diabetes device companies. Many companies are in the works developing (or acquiring the technology to develop) their own, from market leaders Medtronic to newcomers like Debiotech with their Jewel pump. Now another company out of London, Cellnovo, is making its way on the scene, and getting some very hot press… but how good is…Read more »
We recently launched a series on Diabetes Around the Globe because while diabetes doesn’t discriminate, life with diabetes looks very different depending on where you are in the world. We started off with Mike, a British ex-pat living in Spain, followed by Anke from Germany. Today we bring you Jamie, from the Great White North a.k.a. Canada!
Jamie Naessens lives in a small town in Ontario, and works in Toronto. She’s the mom of a…
Please welcome a brand new judge this year in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, Dr. Daniel Crowe. He is Medical Director of the Diabetes Program at Southboro Medical Group in Massachusetts, and a long-time type 1 himself.
As a diabetologist who wears his very own insulin pump and CGM, Dan brings a unique perspective to this contest and the prospects of innovative diabetes tools:
DM) First off, can you tell us what it’s like to…Read more »
Today, we hope to continue motivating y’all to get involved in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge!
One of the new faces on our Judging Panel this year comes from our sponsor, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). Dr. Sophia Chang is Director of CHCF’s Better Chronic Disease Care program. She’s an internist who’s done a lot of work with AIDS patients and also medical research examining health disparities in breast cancer care.
Sophia’s also a really…
We are now two weeks into the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge — our annual diabetes/medical device design innovation competition that has sparked national attention — and it’s time to get to know this year’s Expert Judges. We’ve got a few new faces, along with some returning favorites.
From a design student at Northwestern University, to a winner of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, to a product manager of insulin pumps at Medtronic, Samantha Katz has…