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The latest thoughts and announcements from Tidepool's team.

Tidepool’s Take on Glooko+Diasend

September 14th, 2016 | Howard Look
What We’re Excited To See, What We Hope to See, and What Tidepool is Up To Yesterday, Glooko and Diasend announced that they are merging, creating a new company and the largest diabetes data platform and app provider. As you might expect, given our position as the non-profit effort directed at providing T1D patients, their […]
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Precision Medicine, POTUS and T1D

February 29th, 2016 | Howard Look
Last Thursday I had the incredible opportunity to be on a panel discussion with President Barack Obama. The event marked one year of progress since the President kicked off the Precision Medicine Initiative in early 2015. It took place in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, literally steps away from the […]
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Dive In! Animas + Tidepool

August 4th, 2015 | Howard Look
We’re thrilled that Animas/J&J has joined Dexcom, Insulet/OmniPod, Tandem and Abbott in making data from their devices available through the Tidepool Platform. In this guest blog post, John Wilson, WW VP of Insulin Delivery at Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Solutions, shares the news. Thanks to John and everyone at Animas/J&J! — Howard Dive In! Animas […]
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Tidepool Receives Platform Expansion and Matching Grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust

April 27th, 2015 | Howard Look
(Official press release.) We’re thrilled to announce that The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded a $900,000 grant to Tidepool to support continued development of the Tidepool Platform and Tidepool Uploader. All by itself, this is an incredibly generous and wonderful statement of support of Tidepool’s efforts to make diabetes data […]
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Insulet and Tidepool

September 16th, 2014 | Howard Look
This is a big day for Tidepool and for the diabetes community. In addition to partnering with JDRF, we are thrilled to announce that Insulet has given us their data protocol specification, and that we are actively incorporating OmniPod support into the Tidepool Platform. The question is no longer “Which device maker will be next?” […]
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It’s Official: Dexcom + Tidepool!

August 6th, 2014 | Howard Look
We’re so excited about this guest post from Dexcom CTO Jorge Valdes. By joining the Tidepool platform, Dexcom is now the second device maker (Asante was the first) to say loud and clear: You own your data, and you should be able to use the app that’s right for you to help you manage your […]
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Blip Pilot Study at UCSF Has Begun!

June 6th, 2014 | Howard Look
Wow! The Blip Pilot Study has officially begun! Before you read any further, please watch this video. That’s Blip. It’s our first app, and UCSF is now recruiting 32 pediatric and 16 adult patients that will put it through its paces in a real life clinical and home settings. So you’ll have to excuse us… […]
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The Data is Yours

January 27th, 2014 | Howard Look
We’re really excited about this guest post from Asante’s CEO, David Thrower. Kudos to Asante for their support of patient access to data and setting a great example for other diabetes device makers. Cheers, Howard The Data is Yours David Thrower, CEO, Asante Solutions When we founded Asante Solutions, we wanted to base it on […]
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Why Tidepool is Open and Non-profit

January 7th, 2014 | Howard Look
Happy New Year! Back when we founded Tidepool (originally named “GreenDot Diabetes”), we made two important decisions: 1) We would be an open source effort, and 2) We would be non-profit. These were not decisions we took lightly. Most of us live in the SF Bay Area, in the heart of the very much for-profit […]
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Where's the code? (Or, a funny thing happened while on the way to an open source license…)

September 18th, 2013 | Howard Look
Greetings! A quick update on where we are with making Tidepool's code publicly available, and a request for your feedback on our open source license strategy and draft license. Our project lives in a set of GitHub repositories at http://github.com/tidepool-org, but these repositories are currently private, which is not our intent. We'd much rather be […]
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Welcome to Tidepool Kent Quirk & Ben West

July 31st, 2013 | Howard Look
Please welcome Benjamin West to the Tidepool team. He has been actively working on getting data out of diabetes devices in real time. You can read lots more about Ben and his efforts prior to joining Tidepool here. Ben was diagnosed with T1D when he was in college. He is an active musician and worked for a short time with Kent Quirk and me at […]
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Tidepool makes its debut in Diabetes Mine

June 14th, 2013 | Howard Look

Diabetes Mine's editor-in-chief Amy Tendrich wanted to find out more about Tidepool and she got the inside story.

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A look under the hood

June 14th, 2013 | Howard Look

We've got a new white paper on our site. It's our technical vision for Tidepool, describing what we are doing to get out from under the current, proprietary information architecture and closed device software currently being used to manage diabetes.

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