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The latest thoughts and announcements from Tidepool's team.

From the Community: Jason M.

June 18th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
Jason first responded to our invitation to share his diabetes story before he became our Data Science Intern for the summer. As you’ll soon read, Jason has an appropriately analytical approach to his diabetes, one that I’m sure some of you can appreciate. If you’d like to share your story with us, fill out this […]
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From the Community: Lisa F

June 14th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
At Tidepool, we often hear most frequently from people who are recently diagnosed looking to understand the data that comes off our pumps, CGMs, and blood glucose meters. This makes conversations with people who have been living with diabetes for a long time, like Lisa, particularly rewarding. Their experiences and appreciation for the advancements in […]
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From the Community: Rob G.

June 5th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
As Community Manager, I have the luxury of hearing stories from the Tidepool, and broader diabetes community every day. These stories give us an opportunity to learn from the diversity of experiences across this disease, reminding each of us that your diabetes may vary. They also highlight the shared experiences that make this community special. […]
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My First Year at Tidepool

March 26th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
I joined the Tidepool team a year ago, celebrating my new job with a friendly greeting to the world and an eagerness to share all of the great work we are doing with all of you. It’s been remarkable to be part of the process and gain a genuine appreciation for what it takes to […]
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FDA Pre-Cert Pilot Program: Public Input Workshop and Co-Creation

February 20th, 2018 | Howard Look
This is the next in our series of updates on Tidepool’s participation on the FDA Precertification Pilot Program. Prior popular posts include: A Revolution is Occurring: The FDA is leading it, and you may be missing out 101 Questions to Ask Yourself if you are building Medical Software TL;DR From January 29 through February 1, […]
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Let’s Talk About Your Insulin Pump Data

February 15th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
TL;DR With this post, we’ll explore bolus and continuous infusion basal information from people who have donated their diabetes data through the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project. Here’s a quick summary of our findings: The analyzed dataset contains data from 803 donors, totaling more than 479 years of insulin pump use. Children are using less […]
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Tidepool, Eli Lilly, and the Big Picture

February 6th, 2018 | Howard Look
TL;DR Tidepool has entered into a partnership with Eli Lilly to provide a) use of the Tidepool Clinical Study Platform and b) access to anonymized datasets made possible via the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project. Our partnership has been driven by the team at the Lilly Cambridge Innovation Center, which is developing new and novel […]
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A Revolution is Occurring: The FDA is leading it, and you may be missing out

January 15th, 2018 | Howard Look
This is the next in our series of blog posts to keep you up to date on our ongoing involvement with the FDA Pre-Certification Pilot program. In the first post, we shared some of the “Excellence Principles” and “Common Validating Principles” that the FDA asked us to think about. In our second post, we shared […]
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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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