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The latest thoughts and announcements from Tidepool's team.

My Summer Internship with Tidepool

September 20th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
At the end of the summer, Courtenay gave a presentation to the Tidepool team about her work as a Front End Engineering Intern, what she learned, and how she’s grown. It went so well, I asked her to summarize that presentation in a blog post, cementing her experience in digital cement. As we look to […]
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From the Community: Feedback sessions with our Medtronic 630G, 640G, and 670G beta testers

September 10th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
Last month Tidepool launched full support for Medtronic MiniMed 630G, 640G, and 670G. Part of our work to bring this new feature to the diabetes community involved a lot of testing with people with diabetes wearing 630G, 640G, or 670G. Once all of our work together was complete, I followed up with some of our […]
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From the Community – Roy R.

August 28th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
As part of our work to add support for Medtronic MiniMed 630G, 640G, and 670G to Tidepool, we worked closely with a great number of diabetes community members who helped beta test our software. Along the way, I asked a number of our beta testers how it felt to see their diabetes data in Tidepool. […]
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Tidepool now supports Medtronic MiniMed 630G, 640G, and 670G

August 8th, 2018 | Howard Look
We’re proud to offer more ways for you to upload, visualize, and donate your diabetes data. This guide details everything you need to know about uploading and viewing data from Medtronic MiniMed 630G, 640G, and 670G insulin pumps. Medtronic 630G, 640G, and 670G insulin pumps are just the most recent devices that Tidepool supports, joining […]
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How Your Donated Data is Helping in a Hospital Setting

July 6th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
I recently spoke with Brad, a clinical pharmacist and father of a daughter with type 1 diabetes about how our recent analysis of insulin pump data donated to the Tidepool Big Data Donation Project can be used in a teaching setting. Brad and I walked through our original blog post and he shared insights that […]
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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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