Author Archives: Doug

MedX Recap

This was my first year attending Stanford’s MedicineX. After years of following the conference, it was great to take part as one of this year’s ePatients. MedX is one of the most patient-centric medical conferences around and puts a strong emphasis on … Continue reading

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MedX on the Horizon

It’s just under a month now until the start of the Stanford MedicineX conference. I’m excited to be participating this year as an ePatient. I’ll also be giving an Ignite talk on the first day, September 5. Registration is now … Continue reading

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Databetes in the news

We’re lucky to have received some great coverage recently, beginning with a feature by Leo Brown on the diabetes blog A Sweet Life. Leo is also very interested in nutrition, so it made for a lively discussion of our goals in … Continue reading

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Quantified Self Public Health Symposium

I was thrilled to speak last week at the Quantified Self Public Health Symposium. The event featured 100 attendees including Bryan Sivak, CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It focused on “improving access to personal data for … Continue reading

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Joining the MedX ePatient Community

I’ve been named an ePatient for the Stanford MedicineX conference happening this September. The conference describes itself as “a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care.” For years I’ve been following Dr. Larry Chu’s work and am … Continue reading

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Meal Memory is now available for Android!

We’re pleased to announce the release of our first mobile app Meal Memory on Google Play. Meal Memory takes a new approach to nutrition tracking. Our goal was to create not just a self-tracking app, but also an improved feedback … Continue reading

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A Year in Diabetes Data

As we close out 2013, I’ve taken one final look back at 2012. I conducted a yearlong quantified self project where I tracked every blood sugar readings, every insulin dose, every meal and all my activity data.  My diabetes control … Continue reading

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Two days on a closed loop system

A few weeks ago, I completed a closed loop clinical trial at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. During two visits, all my insulin dosages were calculated and delivered automatically by a Medtronic system analyzing my blood sugar data. It was … Continue reading

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ADA & IN Conferences

This summer, I attended two diabetes conferences that were quite different in scope and style. I started with the American Diabetes Association’s 2013 Scientific Sessions in Chicago. This 5 day event had 18,000 participants and stretched across a massive conference center. … Continue reading

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NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge, NYU Summer Launchpad & the Dorm Room Fund

NYU has been very supportive of Databetes these last few months. In May, we were named one of the winners of the NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge’s Technology Venture Competition. It was exciting to make our final pitch to an amazing group … Continue reading

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