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T1D EXCHANGE INNOVATION

WHAT INNOVATION MEANS TO US

To meet the real-world needs of people with type 1 diabetes, we must find and support the next generation of innovators. T1D Exchange has led the charge with its Diabetes Innovation Challenge, Biobank, and other programs.

At T1D Exchange, we envision the future beyond the next device or drug. Innovation can also be a process or an approach to do things better. Therefore, information, technology, and data from nontraditional sources are key enablers of future innovation in diabetes treatment and care.

Through our IT platform, future Innovation Challenges, and alumni community, we aim to create an innovation culture and infrastructure to support new thinking about how to develop a successful diabetes innovation.

OUR FAVORITE DIABETES INNOVATIONS

A Blood Glucose Monitor Designed With Consumers, Not Patients, In Mind

-Sony Salzman Lonny Stormo was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his mid-30s. He soon learned that managing his condition relied heavily on carefully monitoring his blood sugar readings with a blood glucose meter. But as an avid runner, Stormo craved an easier solution that would allow him to quickly check his blood sugar levels...

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Detecting Diabetic Foot Ulcers Before They Cause Harm

-Daniel Pereira How often do you think about your feet? For most people, unless they’re trying on shoes or have just gone for a run, it’s probably not that often. One of the most worrying side effects of diabetes is the risk of the development and spread of ulcers and infections on patients’ feet. This...

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PredictBGL: The Benefits of an Artificial Pancreas, Packed into a Mobile App

-Sony Salzman In 2005, Simon Carter and his wife welcomed their first daughter, Lucy, into the world. Two years later, Carter was dismayed to learn that Lucy had developed type 1 diabetes. Carter himself had been living with diabetes since his own childhood, so he knew from personal experience the challenges that lay ahead for...

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