```

Our blog

The latest thoughts and announcements from Tidepool's team.

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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! […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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?” […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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… […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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 […]
read more

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.

read more

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.

read more