Monthly Archives: March 2014

Small dosages of insulin for a diabetic child.

A new member with a small diabetic child brings up an important technical challenge. His young daughter  is very sensitive to insulin, and he wants to be able to give very small dosages to smooth out blood sugars. He was

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Interview with Stefan Hermann at IXDS

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Went over to IXDS in Kreutzberg to interview interaction designer Stefan Hermann.http://www.diabetestechreview.com/Audio/DTR_StefanHermannInterview.mp3                                   Stefan’s  teenage son has

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Pendiq thoughts so far:

Hi Folks, Well after  close to 2 weeks with the pendiq pen, here are some of my thoughts. A digital pen can be a good thing. What works:  Memory is a great functionality. Big Plus. Less than single unit dosages

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Diabetes and Digital Technology Workshop

Hi Folks, DTR is sponsoring our first meet-up Workshop. Talk, brainstorm, share. on Wed Apr. 02 at Liebig 12 in Friedrichshain, Berlin This is a chance to network and come up with ideas for what we would love to use

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Pendiq Insulin Pen Interview

Well given the complexities of the the Pendiq Insulin Pen I thought I would go to the source and try to talk to the manufacturer. I sent an email last week, but received no reply. I called up the main

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Diabetes and technology meet-up in Berlin

Our first Diabetes and Tech meet up will be in Berlin on Wed. April 02. at Liebig 12 in Friedrichshain, 10247 berlin you can find info at: http://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Diabetes-and-digital-Technology/   This will be a chance to brainstorm, network and scheme about

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How to inject with a pendiq insulin pen

Here is a short video, showing the basic steps through the menus to do a shot with a pendiq insulin pen. Strangely, the company hasn’t provided this video on their website. as you can see this seems like a lot

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Hopeful interview with pendiq

Trying to arrange an interview with the team responsible for bringing the pendiq pen to market. I called them up today, operator didn’t speak english. Well German works to.  She said she would send me a contact name, though it

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Continuing testing of Pendiq digital insulin pen

Today I just realized one of the key differences between most consumer products and medical products. As you can see from my blog posting I choose the green apple flavored Pendiq pen. This is not bad for mp3 players, but

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IXDS pre-work talk

Stopped by the IXDS pre-work talk today in Berlin. Subject was the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. One thing that struck me was one of the presenters said he didn’t understand the firefox pursuit of the 25 dollar smart phone.

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