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
-Sony Salzman The critical care unit is one of the most high-tech places in any hospital, outfitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment to quickly handle most medical issues. Despite this, nurses still manually analyze blood samples and adjust insulin infusion rates of patients. This multi-step process, which can consume a large amount of time of the...READ MORE
-Sony Salzman For most people with diabetes, glucagon forms an important part of our emergency kits. As a medication, it treats critically low blood sugars. However, it’s also a key hormone naturally created by the pancreas — just like insulin. A new treatment that alters glucagon action could dramatically reduce the amount of insulin used...READ MORE
Imagine a wristwatch that pulses insulin through the skin without a needle pricking the skin. “No pain. No site changes. Less consumables,” says engineer Nitin Saluja, PhD, co-inventor of this proposed insulin delivery system. It would work like an electronic pancreas, communicating via Bluetooth to a continuous glucose monitor. A sensor, used separately, would track...READ MORE