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The latest thoughts and announcements from Tidepool's team.

Tidepool Loop Update: Funding and Team Building

December 13th, 2018 | Christopher Snider
In our first Tidepool Loop blog post, on October 8, 2018, we let you know that Tidepool intends to deliver Loop as an FDA-regulated medical app. A few days later, we let you know that Omnipod DASH will be the first insulin pump compatible with Tidepool Loop. Today, The Helmsley Charitable Trust and JDRF announced […]
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Tidepool intends to deliver Loop as a supported, FDA-regulated mobile app in the App Store

October 8th, 2018 | Howard Look
This blog post is a little premature. Normally at Tidepool, we prefer not to talk about something like this until it’s closer to being ready; we’re not fans of oversetting expectations and never want to contribute to “Cure in five years!” syndrome. But since we are actively expanding the Tidepool team, including some well-known folks […]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tandem + Tidepool: Lighting the Way

November 25th, 2014 | Howard Look
We’re thrilled that Tandem has joined Asante, Dexcom, Insulet/OmniPod and Abbott in making data from their devices available through the Tidepool Platform. In this guest blog post, Tandem’s Director of Marketing, Jim Berkebile, sheds some light on the importance of this partnership with a very personal note. Thanks Jim and Tandem! — Howard Tandem + […]
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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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Proudly Non-Profit: Tidepool is now an official 501c3 Charity!

July 1st, 2014 | Howard Look
Greetings! We are happy to report that Tidepool is now a completely official, government-certified 501c3 Non-Profit. Last week we received our IRS 501c3 determination letter. (Pause for dramatic effect.) This alone is a very big deal. But wait, there’s more: We also received a $300,000 matching pledge from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Which means […]
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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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Tidepool License Update

December 19th, 2013 | Howard Look
Greetings! We got great feedback to our proposed Tidepool License (see the blog post). Most of the commentary came from the constructive and helpful folks on the Open Source Initiative list. We had an exciting and productive discussion, but came away with the feeling that we have a lot more work still to do on […]
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