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 »
We’re getting into busy D-conference season, and May has already brought a number of events keeping us busy, such as the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) conference that Wil Dubois covered earlier this month.
Most recently, getting in on the action were the Big Js in the Diabetes Community, as it were: JDRF with its Diabetes Now & Tomorrow conference and Joslin Diabetes’ Symposium on Challenges and Opportunities.
We were on the ground at…
Yesterday we published the first half of our comprehensive behind-the-scenes interview with Joslin Diabetes Center CEO John Brooks III — who by the way took part in the 2012 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit.
Today, we continue talking with John, learning more about the legendary center, and digging into all the current ‘hot buttons’ in diabetes innovation and care:
DM) How much of Joslin’s focus is pure research?
JB) About 40% of our total focus is…
Even though Ed Damiano isn’t living with diabetes, he occasionally wears a continuous glucose monitor and two Tandem t:slim pumps, and he constantly has his eye on all the newest D-devices.
Sometimes his pumps are filled with saline and sometimes colored water, with blue liquid representing insulin and red standing in for fast-acting glucagon. The Boston researcher is wearing the devices in the name of his 13-year old son, David, diagnosed with type 1 more…
People with diabetes are living longer and healthier lives than ever. The life expectancy for PWDs has dramatically increased through the years (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that diabetes gets any easier. In fact, as the well-respected endocrinologist and person with diabetes (PWD) himself Dr. Irl Hirsch put it at a conference earlier this year: we’re seeing more “geriatric PWDs” these days and that presents a new host of issues that endocrinologists and patients traditionally…Read more »