It’s sad, but true: these days, Europe usually sees new diabetes technology before the U.S. With that in mind, Kelly Close and her team at the highly respected diabetes consultancy Close Concerns have put together a thorough round-up of some of the latest in diabetes technology, specifically regarding patch pumps, from across the pond. What Europe is up to is a taste of what we will see in America soon (hopefully)… Take it away, Kelly!…Read more »
If there’s one thing we here at the ‘Mine can get behind, it’s innovation in diabetes technology. After all, Amy did launch the DiabetesMine Design Challenge four years ago after her popular Open Letter to Steve Jobs post was published. So that’s why we were excited to see that this month’s DSMA Blog Carnival challenge is all about diabetes technology, especially after spending weeks looking at all the wonderful submissions to this year’s contest. We…Read more »
Today, we feature the most seasoned member of our 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge* judging team: Dr. Rich Jackson, a senior endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, and also Director of Medical Affairs, Healthcare Services, and Strategic Initiatives for that famous clinic.
But don’t be fooled by the fancy titles. Rich is a really down-to-Earth guy. He’s Amy’s co-author and friend, with a very “grounded” view of how technology can help us PWDs live better.…
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 »
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…