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Guest Post On Diabetesmine

Guest Post On Diabetesmine

I first met Mike from DiabetesMine at the JDRF Type One Nation event in Grapevine early this year. He was on the social media panel, and we got to talking about being parts of the DOC (diabetes online community). Back then I had just started this blog. I was featured as one of 12 favorite diabetes blogs in January by DiabetesMine; it gave me a boost of confidence as well as some traffic to my social media and website! Well, about a month ago Mike reached out to me and offered for me to write a guest post for DiabetesMine. (Yes, it took me forever to write it and get him some picturesMay was a crazy month.) I have an About page on this site, but the guest post goes into a little more detail of my diagnosis and how I got to where I am today. It talks about being in the food industry as a diabetic and traveling the world to eat different cuisines for my job, and the inspiration for starting The Busted Pancreas. The post is up on DiabetesMine HERE , so go check it out!!! I want to give a HUGE thank you to Mike and his team at DiabetesMine for having me be a guest post on the site & supporting me as a member of the awesome diabetes community! Continue reading >>

Diabetesmine D-data Exchange

Diabetesmine D-data Exchange

The DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange is a gathering of key innovators creating applications and platforms that leverage diabetes data to produce healthier outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, increase transparency to policy decision-makers and care teams, and improve prospects for patient engagement. It was created as an offshoot of our annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in 2013, and in response to a groundswell of interest, this catalyst for the #WeAreNotWaiting movement has now become a bi-annual happening. The most recent DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange took place on Nov. 16, 2017, at Stanford School of Medicine, in association with our annual Innovation Summit happening there. This incredible 8th gathering of leading diabetes data and device experts, health data innovators, patient activists and regulatory experts featured: Read all about the talks and panels here . Prior to that, our June 2017 event in San Diego brought together a fantastic group of influencers in the #DData world. This summer forum focused on how industry is embracing patient innovation, bringing a significant paradigm shift. Read all about MIT Innovation Scholar Eric von Hippels keynote and more here . The DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange events are supported by our valued industry sponsors, and content is created with the help of our friends at Tidepool and an Advisory Committee made up of entrepreneurs and representatives from Glooko, Livongo, One Drop, Timesulin and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes. If youre interested in sponsorship, or becoming otherwise involved, please email us here. Continue reading >>

Innovations Diabetes Mine

Innovations Diabetes Mine

The DiabetesMine Innovation Project began in 2007 as an idea to improve the functionalityand aesthetics of the medical devices and tools that patients with diabetes use andoften wear on their bodies every day of their lives. The initiative went viral, and quicklydeveloped from online conversations into the DiabetesMine Design Challenge, aninternational crowdsourcing competition that has awarded over $50,000 in prize moneyover the years. In Spring of 2007, DiabetesMine editor-in-chief Amy Tenderich posted an Open Letter toSteve Jobs , calling for the gurus of consumer design to help revolutionize design ofdiabetes devices. The outcry was picked up by TechCrunch, the New York Times,BusinessWeek and a whole bunch of other leading blogs and publications. San Francisco-based design firm Adaptive Path came forward to tackle the challengehead-on. Their team created a prototype for a new combo insulin pump / continuousglucose monitor called the Charmr. Unlike anything designed for diabetes before, it wasabout the size of a USB stick, with a flat, color touch screen and can be worn on a chainas a necklace or dangled on your keychain! Watch the video about this visionary creation here: In the weeks and months that followed, numerous individuals and organizations cameforward with more compelling new prototypes, designs, and ideas. These included newconcepts for glucose meters, insulin pumps, lancing devices (for testing blood glucose),devices for transporting medical records or tracking glucose results, diabetes supply carrycases, educational programs, and more. Inspired by the passion and commitment to device innovation, we launched the firstannual DiabetesMine Design Challenge in Spring 2008. We sparked the imagination ofhundreds across the nation and globe, and received press Continue reading >>

Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit

Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit

Home Lifestyle Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit Posted by Editorial Team On October 3, 2011 In Lifestyle On Saturday September 17, I participated in a remarkable event: the first ever Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit , held at Stanford University concurrently with the Health 2.0 Conference. Forty people attended the all-day, intensive interactive session facilitated by IDEO, one of the worlds leading design firms. Firms in attendance included Abbott, Agamatrix, Caleritas, DexCom, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Sanofi-Aventis, and WellDoc. Advocacy groups included the JDRF and the ADA. Angel investors, venture capitalists, industrial designers, bloggers, healthcare professionals, and government employees rounded out the attendees. In my short time in the world of diabetes, this was probably the most valuable single day Ive spent so far (and Ive had some doozies!). The level of passion and insight and excitement was remarkable. Starting from a patient perspective led by blogger Bernard Farrell and a medical device industry perspective led by Medtronic alumna and incoming ADA chairman Karen Talmadge, we then heard from past participants in the design challenge about the ideation process they used to design Sleep Well, a bedside monitoring device. Teen ambassador Cory Oringer gave an excellent talk on his perspective and vision for the future as a teen living with type 1 diabetes. After lunch we broke into twelve teams to brainstorm designs based on customer needs. Each group of three gave a two minute skit demonstrating their ideas. These were very entertaining and creative, including dress-up role-playing and creative props. Fun was had by all. The most valuable part for me was not the formal sessions, but the discussions during coffee breaks and lunch. I got to meet fantas Continue reading >>

Diabetesmine | Mobihealthnews

Diabetesmine | Mobihealthnews

This week popular diabetes blog and community, DiabetesMine announced the winners of its annual 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. Started in 2008, the Design Challenge tasks participants with finding creative new ways to improve the lives of those with diabetes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of this year's winners developed an iPhone/iPad app.The three grand prize winners, who each received $7,... The California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) just published a must-read report called Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care, by health economist and management consultant Jane Sarasohn-Kahn."Many of the entrants into this market are from outside traditional health organizations," Sarasohn-Kahn writes in her conclusion. "Health Providers, institutions... Wireless biometric sensors, connected health devices, mobile phones and online portals hold the promise of automating the management of chronic diseases. Some service providers, however, aim to do no such thing.If you truly automate the process of measuring a patient's blood pressure, for example, do you miss the key opportunity to engage that patient in their care regimen? If a chronic... During the opening plenary session at the Health 2.0 conference this afternoon, Dr. Alan Greene, Chief Medical Officer of A.D.A.M. wove historical trivia with mixed metaphors to explain Health 2.0:The first two presidents of the U.S., Washington and Adams, never shook hands while president, instead they bowed, Greene said. U.S. citizens similarly bowed back. President Thomas Jefferson changed... Continue reading >>

Diabetesmine.com - Home | Facebook

Diabetesmine.com - Home | Facebook

Welcome to the DiabetesMine Test Kitchen! Team Type 1 Captain on Diabetes & Heart Health Transportation barriers are a serious issue in healthcare access, and it's good to see some action happening on that front across the USA -- from UberHealth and Lyft, to what the AADE is working to do in addressing lower-income, underserved populations... The Transportation Challenge in Diabetes Care DiabetesMine reports on ways the Diabetes Community is addressing transportation issues for healthcare access, from Uber and Lyft and beyond. March Madness Bracketology... Diabetes Style! Are your brackets as busted as so many are during this Big Dance Season?? We love hearing stories from those in our Diabetes Community, including's today's guest post by Karyn Wofford. What a great #DOC we have!! DiabetesMine features Karyn Wofford in Georgia, a professional travel who lives with type 1 diabetes and is also an active patient advocate. PASSED: The Insulin Price Transparency Act of 2018 passed the House Health Committee today and is moving on in the process! People with Type 1 Diabetes (and many with Type 2) need insulin every day to survive. More A vial of insulin used to cost $21 in 1996 and in 2017, it cost $271. Even accounting for inflation, thats a 700% price increase for the exact same product. My bill will give those who are held hostage to price increases some answers as to why they have to pay so much. Thank you to the many patients, nurses, doctors, and others who testified and helped get this bill through committee. It is an honor to fight for you at the Capitol. More updates to come! Full bill: Have you or your family had any issues with T1D and child care? Diabetes Discrimination at Child Care Centers Gets Slapped The U.S. Department of Justice reaches a settlement to ensu Continue reading >>

Meet Our Volunteers: Diabetesmine Scholars Divya & Sarah

Meet Our Volunteers: Diabetesmine Scholars Divya & Sarah

Meet our volunteers: DiabetesMine Scholars Divya & Sarah Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the support of our volunteers. Many of our events require a lot of manpower; fortunately, there are many in the community who are willing and able to help. Our volunteers put in hours of effort to plan, set up, and run our events. We have started a Meet Our Volunteers blog post series to introduce readers to our volunteers. Its our small way of recognizing them and showing our appreciation! This months featured volunteers are Divya Gopisetty and Sarah Loebner, leaders of Carb DMs Dia-Buddies youth program . Overcoming challenges is a lot easier when you have the support of friends or mentors. Thats why there are career mentorships, big brother and big sister programs, AA sponsors, running buddies, and workout buddies. So why not Dia-Buddies? Thats the idea behind Dia-Buddies, Carb DMs youth mentoring program . Dia-Buddies brings together experienced T1D teens with newly diagnosed children, tweens, and teens in fun social settings. At each Dia-Buddies event, mentors organize and run a variety of activities, serving as role models for the mentees. Running the show are Divya Gopisetty and Sarah Loebner. As Dia-Buddies leaders, they wear many hats: planners, organizers, facilitators, teachers, and cheerleaders, all rolled into one. Thanks to theirenthusiasm and energy, teens and tweens with T1D can enjoy a fun day out and form connections that last a lifetime. Sarah was diagnosed with T1D in 2002 at the age of 9. She is a clinical research coordinator who plans to become a physicians assistant and certified diabetes educator. Sarah was a volunteer with a1 teens, Carb DMs youth program prior to Dia-Buddies. She and her mother Pam have also been speakers at Carb DMs Continue reading >>

Diabetesmine Innovation Summit Advisory Board

Diabetesmine Innovation Summit Advisory Board

The DiabetesMine Innovation Summit Advisory Board We'd like to thank our Summit Advisory Board members: Adam Brown is currently the Chief of Staff at Close Concerns and the Co-Managing Editor of diaTribe ( www.diaTribe.org ). He graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 pursuing concentrations in marketing and health care management & policy. Adam was a Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin Scholar and completed his senior thesis on the motivational and financial factors associated with optimal diabetes control. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 and has worn an insulin pump for the last eleven years and a CGM for the past three years. Much of Adam's writing for Close Concerns and diaTribe focuses on diabetes technology, especially CGM, insulin pumps, and the artificial pancreas. Adam is on the board of directors of Insulindependence and the SF branch of JDRF. He is passionate about cycling, strength training, nutrition, and wellness and spends his free time outdoors and staying active. Dr. Bruce Buckingham, Stanford University Bruce Buckingham, M.D. is a Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at Stanford University and Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Buckingham's research interests have focused on continuous glucose monitoring in children and "closing-the-loop". These efforts are being funded by the JDRF, NIH and the Helmsley Foundation and are currently focused on preventing nocturnal hypoglycemia with a predictive low-glucose suspend system, and full overnight closed-loop. Other closed-loop studies are focused on 24/7 closed loop in the ambulatory setting and assessing ways to improve insulin infusion sets to prolong their wear. Larry Chu is a practicing physician who runs the Anesthesia Informatics Continue reading >>

Tech Meets Diabetes, Diabetes Meetstech

Tech Meets Diabetes, Diabetes Meetstech

How Amy Tenderich Breaks Down Barriers between Technology, Healthcare Providers, andPatients Last year, Amy Tenderich from DiabetesMine invited Better s Founder and CEO, Rachael Norman, to speak at the 2017 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit. The experience was so amazing that we wanted to learn more about DiabetesMine, how health insurance impacts the diabetic community and why Amy isnt waiting. Amy Tenderich is a leading advocate for the diabetic community and one of the events Amy hosts is the annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit. That was how she heard about Better. The 2017 conference theme was problem solving our healthcare, #WeAreNotWaiting and she was searching for companies developing new solutions to existing healthcare problems. Several people in the Stanford community mentioned this organization called Better who are doing this amazing platform to help people with their insurance claims and we were like, Amy has her own claim to fame. In 2007, Amy wrote an open letter to Steve Jobs that went viral. She called for Apple (and all of Silicon Valley) to apply the same design skills to medical devices that Apple devoted to its consumer products. She wrote that the devices the diabetic community had to live with were stuck in a bygone era, created in an engineering-driven, physician-centered bubble. If insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitors had the form of an iPod Nano, people wouldnt have to wonder why we wear our pagers to our own weddings, or puzzle over that strange bulge under our clothes. [] They (the medical device industry) have not yet grasped the concept that medical devices are also life devices, and therefore need to feel good and look good for the patients using them 24/7, in addition to keeping us alive. Jobs never replied so Tenderich took the l Continue reading >>

New App Demos At The Diabetesmine D-data Exchange And Innovation Summit

New App Demos At The Diabetesmine D-data Exchange And Innovation Summit

New App Demos at the DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange and Innovation Summit Glucose, food, exercise, and even DIY closed loop on the phone Last month, diaTribe attended the 2016 DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange and Innovation Summit at UCSF. The two-day meetup, organized by DiabetesMine , attracted an impressive roster of diabetes movers and shakers to discuss the today and tomorrow of diabetes care from the perspectives of technology and digital health. It was particularly encouraging to hear about upcoming diabetes apps and an educational video resource called Diabetes What to Know , along with great motivation advice from Kaisers Dr. David Sobel. Noteworthy app developers gave demos of their products five of which are featured below. It is great to see apps gradually moving beyond step one gathering data passively to step two: doing something valuable with it. Sugar.IQ : (Medtronic & IBM Watson collaboration): The app uses Medtronic CGM and pump data, paired with meal information that users manually enter, to find hidden patterns in diabetes data. The pattern recognition is very actionable, making it a great tool. For example, it may say: [At 7 AM] Planning your day? I see you tend to go low on Saturdays between 12 PM and 3 PM and Having Tuna salad? Be aware that you tend to go low when you eat this meal. Sugar.IQ is currently in a limited launch and is scheduled for a wider launch later this year. Loop : This iPhone app substantially reduces the hardware required for running a do-it-yourself artificial pancreas system. Loop provides a user interface for hybrid closed loop on the iPhone and requires just one small relay device (a RileyLink, about a tic-tac box in size), an old Medtronic pump, and Dexcom CGM. It automatically adjusts basal insulin delivery, but still needs m Continue reading >>

Diabetesmine Patient Voices Contest

Diabetesmine Patient Voices Contest

Have an idea about how to improve the devices that are crucial to your diabetes management? Then you may be interested in entering this years Patient Voices Contest, run by DiabetesMine.com. In an effort to push the envelope on diabetes innovation, the site is asking readers to submit a 23 minute testimonial describing the biggest issues they have with current diabetes technology and what they would like to see from device manufacturers. The top 10 entrants as selected by the DiabetesMine team will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2012 DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California (taking place on November 16, 2012), where they will act as delegates for the diabetes community. They will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from product design, pharmaceutical, and mobile health companies, as well as regulatory agents, investors, and more. The 10 winners will also receive a brand-new iBGStar blood glucose meter, the first plug-in meter for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Instructions for submission are available here . Video entries will be accepted until June 12, 2012, and winners will be announced on June 27, 2012. For more information, visit DiabetesMine.com. This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell. Disclaimer of Medical Advice: You understand that the blog posts and comments to such blog posts (whether posted by us, our agents or bloggers, or by users) do not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. The opinions and other information contained in the blog posts and comments do not reflect the opinions or posit Continue reading >>

Diabetes Mine Interview About Living With T1d In Japan

Diabetes Mine Interview About Living With T1d In Japan

Diabetes Mine interview about living with T1D in Japan Diabetes is getting cured. JDRF, the leading global T1D research organization, is getting closer... but they need donations to continue. Give to JDRF and help 70-130 reach its fundraising goal of $2,500. So far, readers have given $690. Click to increase that number! Many thanks to the excellent Mike Hoskins of DiabetesMine.com for interviewing me about living in Japan with diabetes, and about my recent Diabetic Osaka A to Z video project , wherein I visited twenty six places in and around Osaka, Japan and got selfies with my blood sugar machine, all with readings between 70 and 130. DiabetesMine is now part of Healthline.com; the article has been moved over to the new site and a new URL. The link on this page is goodas of this writing. The article is called Living & Inspiring with Type 1 Tonyo-byo in Japan . Heres a sample: After visiting his dad in Florida earlier this year, Jeremy came up with a very cool D-Advocacy idea that combines photos, video, social media, and blood sugar management (!) to not only inspire PWDs to check their blood sugars, but also to teach people about the very interesting places hes visited in that part of Japan. I use and recommend Amazon for stuff like diabetes travel gear. Click here to see why. Im glad the project is reaching more people. It was fun to do, and I hope that it resonates with diabetics who need a little inspiration to control their BGs a little better. Life is better when you try to control your diabetes you end up in far more interesting places. Thanks to Mike and Amy from DiabetesMine for doing this. Share your travel stories, give advice, or ask a question in the comments section . Written by Jeremy on August 2, 2013 (updated May 17, 2016) in the category Press . Je Continue reading >>

Annual Innovation Summit

Annual Innovation Summit

After four amazing years of hosting our revolutionary open innovation competition, the DiabetesMine Design Challenge , we launched a new chapter in our efforts to bring innovative thinking to the diabetes community: we hosted the first annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, in Fall of 2011. This intimate, invitation-only event is an unprecedented gathering of the various stakeholders involved in creating tools for life with diabetes: informed patient advocates, device designers, pharma marketing and R&D leaders, regulatory experts, clinicians, mobile health experts, web visionaries, experts from venture capital investment and innovation, and more. Over the past seven years, this Summit has helped kick off a new era of collaboration among these groups, and ignite a revolution in the world of designing tools for diabetes primarily by fostering best practices for keeping the actual users of these solutions (us patients!) central to the process. On Friday, Nov. 17 we held our 7th annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit ( #dbminesummit17) at Stanford School of Medicine this year with a theme of Problem-Solving Our Healthcare. That is, given how healthcare has become so politicized and gridlocked of late, we chose to highlight novel problem-solving approaches in each of these areas, to inspire us all to go further: What a wonderful, important conference focused on real-life, pragmatic opportunities to improve patients lives! This is one of the best events weve been to in our 14 years of serving the diabetes community. Ive already connected with several of the attendees in the last week and hope to continue to problem-solve our healthcare together. John Henry, T1 advocate and founder of MyCareConnect Can you focus an en Continue reading >>

Amy Tenderich Diabetes Mine

Amy Tenderich Diabetes Mine

Copyright 2001-2018 Pump Wear 1-866-470-PUMP All property and contents of web site are the property of Pump Wear Inc. All Rights Reserved. Join Our Mailing List | Order Brochures | Contact Us Pump Wear specializes in Diabetes Insulin Pumps and diabetes accessories for kids, teens and adults. If you need a Diabetes Insulin Pump, a Pump Pak or Diabetes Pump Accessories, you are in the right place! Whether you or your child need an insulin pump, the change will necessitate a lifestyle adjustment. You can find great diabetes videos and diabetes accessories like insulin pump cases, insulin pump paks, and insulin pump clothing to make the transition less stressful. Pump Wear is here to support you and your family as you adjust to changes in health needs. When you need an insulin pump packs for a toddler there are a lot of considerations. You will need to have insulin pack friendly clothing and recourses to help you adjust. Pump Wear is a great resource for your family, our store offers insulin pump cases for teens, insulin pump accessories for adults and fashion friendly insulin pump pouches.You can choose from Insulin pump cases with photos, sports, animals and fun designs. You can even find insulin pump cases with artwork for the holidays. Whether you want an Insulin pump case that hide your pump or an insulin pump cases that shows off your pump, you can find a great selection at Pump Wear! If you wear a Medtronic insulin pump, an Animas insulin pump, a Tandem insulin pump, or an Omnipod insulin pump, you will find ways to wear your pump comfortably with diabetes pump accessories. You can make a fashion statement with your pump accessories that fits your personality. Having a comfortable and secure system for maintaining your insulin pump is very important. For children an Continue reading >>

Jason Harmon Featured On Diabetes Mine

Jason Harmon Featured On Diabetes Mine

On Piloting Planes with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Lots of kids dream of becoming airline pilots but if you have diabetes, forget about it! Right? PWDs (people with diabetes) are forbidden from flying commercial airplanes here in the U.S., thanks to legacy rules that put the States behind other developed countries that have updated their guidelines in recent years. So if youre an American who could possibly go hypoglycemic, becoming a commercial pilot is a no-go. Interestingly, PWDs are allowed to fly smaller private planes thanks to a federal rule change in late 1996. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hasnt gone any further to consider allowing larger commercial planes to be flown by those with insulin-dependent diabetes despite those updates underway in Canada and Europe (the UK just adopted this change in August 2012). Heres where the American Diabetes Associations advocacy programs deserve a cheer. Theyre working with a handful of pilots and groups here in the States and worldwide to lobby the FAA for an update that would allow PWDs to become commercial airline pilots, thus removing a barrier to many dreams A Maryland PWD/pilot named Jason Harmon hopes to bring more attention to this issue this coming Monday, July 29, when he and other PWD pilots come together for whats being called the Diabetes Formation Flight USA 2013 . The group will fly general aviation airplanes in formation on a route from Pellston Regional Airport in northern Michigan to the EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The flight is also a fundraiser for diabetes research. Cool! You may remember Jason from his involvement in the three-person historic diabetes flight last summer, that stretched from Daytona Beach, FL, to San Diego, CA. Jason has been flying since age 16 in the l Continue reading >>

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