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101 Questions to Ask Yourself if you are building Medical Software

December 7th, 2017 | Howard Look
As part of our ongoing promise to keep you in the loop with our ongoing involvement with the FDA Pre-Certification Pilot program, here’s the next post on how we’re thinking. In a prior post, we shared some of the “Excellence Principles” and “Common Validating Principles” that the FDA asked us to think about as part […]
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Let’s Talk About Your Donated Data

November 2nd, 2017 | Christopher Snider
Over the summer, Tidepool launched the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project, helping you donate your anonymized diabetes data to research. Since the Project’s launch, we’ve been blown away by the community’s response—more than 1,100 datasets have been donated, with more coming in every day. We’ve been working with Ed Nykaza, a longtime contributor to Tidepool and […]
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Tidepool and the FDA Pre-Cert Program: Software Iteration FTW!

October 19th, 2017 | Howard Look
If there’s one thing that successful startups in Silicon Valley will tell you, it’s that your ability to iterate quickly defines your success. The faster you can iterate and deliver new ideas, the more quickly you can converge the winning ideas based on real feedback. We were thrilled to learn that we had been accepted […]
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Dev Talk: Behind the Code of Tidepool Uploader 2.0

September 11th, 2017 | Christopher Snider
Fair warning – this is an awesomely nerdy blog post. If you just want to learn what Uploader 2.0 is all about and install it, go here. If you want a behind the scenes look at how and why we built it, this post is for you! TL;DR We just launched Tidepool Uploader 2.0… hooray! […]
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Friends for Life 2017: So. Many. Stickers.

July 19th, 2017 | Christopher Snider
I’m not new to Friends for Life. I first attended the signature event hosted by Children with Diabetes a few years ago and received my first green bracelet. The camaraderie that develops from a colored piece of paper around your wrist is spectacular. I’m also not new to the diabetes community. I’ve been active, in […]
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Announcing the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project

May 23rd, 2017 | Howard Look
    Tidepool feels more strongly than ever that you own your own data and you get to choose how it gets used. We will never do anything with your data without your permission. Our first goal as a nonprofit organization is to help you achieve better diabetes therapy. We do this by helping you […]
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Hello World

May 19th, 2017 | Christopher Snider
Hi everyone. I know, based on timestamps, we’ve fallen behind sharing regular updates with you all. One of the aspects of a small non-profit organization is the necessity for people to wear many hats and juggle multiple priorities. This isn’t meant to be an excuse – as supporters, evangelists, and ultimately, our users, you deserve […]
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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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Designing for Trends in D-Data

February 24th, 2016 | Sara Krugman
Now that Blip and the Tidepool Uploader are available, we’ve been learning a lot about how people use them to gain insights into their diabetes. We feel strongly about incorporating people with diabetes and their caregivers voices into our design and development process and want to share with you what we’ve been up to. The bottom […]
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It’s a Matter of Time

October 31st, 2015 | Brandon Arbiter
The end of US Daylight Savings 2015 is upon us. And in its honor, we at Tidepool offer this blog post about time. Specifically, why it’s so hard to keep track of time on diabetes devices, and what Tidepool just did to make it a whole lot easier. Have you ever looked at your device […]
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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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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (4/4) : FAQ

July 24th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
Why black and white? We chose to use an eInk display for this first version of the BP. And yes, eInk screens are at thier best with black and white (for now, there is color but its just not as nice yet). This may come as a surprise but we chose this display technology for its […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (3/4) : Interface details

July 20th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
In this post we will go into details of the decisions we made about individual screens and interactions. The main screen Should it be map or a path? (see Bill Verplank). A map shows the ins and outs; you can get a sense of where you are in relation to everything else that might affect […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (2/4) : Mental models and user research

July 16th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
In order to wrap our head around how managing diabetes today with current insulin pumps will change with the bionic pancreas, we had to understand the experience. Our first question was Can we try it? An inherent challenge for good design of medical device: we can’t try it. Clinical trials have specific protocols, and we […]
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