Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit 2013: Watch These Videos

This is the appetizer for my upcoming debrief of the Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit that took place last week at Stanford. The theme this year was “Delivering on the Promise of Diabetes Technology.”

For those wishing to attend as “Patient Voices”, we were asked to submit a three minute video, answering one of three questions:

  1. What improved health outcomes in diabetes matter most to you and why?
  2. How do you want diabetes technology to fit into your daily life?
  3. What are your biggest concerns about the changes in healthcare reimbursement for diabetes and why?

So, I chose to answer the second question… and this is what I submitted.

(This is not a professional video. Make no mistake. It was done at my kitchen table while The Kid was sleeping. Be kind.)


And then here’s the official Patient Voices Video for the 2013 Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit.

(This is a professional video. It was not made at my kitchen table. It’s slick. I make a cameo appearance.)


Laptop is now home safe and I’m feeling much better, so be prepared for the avalanche of thoughts that will tumble from my brain soon. You’ve been warned.



  1. Scott E

    I think you’ve done incredibly well with your video — even if it was done at the kitchen table while The Kid was asleep (and if your kid slept long enough and quietly enough for you to record this, I think you’re a winner already!)

    It brings a thought to mind — the various competing manufacturers don’t need to cooperate with one another to come up with a standard data interface - that’ll never happen. They just need to open up the interface, and tell the techy-developer types that “here’s the data, here’s how we’re presenting it, and here’s how you can get it.”

    For years, the New York City Subway system was behind every other agency in the world when it came to technology. They couldn’t design a decent website if their life depended on it, much less a mobile app. Then, one of the recent Chief Executive Officers (in the revolving door of CEOs over the past five years) decided they should open up their databases. Make the schedules, fares, and routes available in a format other than a static (and outdated) PDF. Suddenly, all sorts of third-party apps were developed, interfacing with Google maps, commuter rail schedules, traffic reports, even movie and Broadway showtimes! Regular people, on their own, can come up with great things to do with data, if they could just get their hands on it. Best of all, the company that creates the data doesn’t have to invest any time or brainpower, and the people who want to use the integrated app only need to fork over $1.99 or so at the App Store.

    So to all the companies whose names appear at the end of the D’Mine video (and the ones whose name are missing), just give us the raw data. Someone else can figure out how to pull it all together.

  2. Melissa Lee

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who hid from sleeping mini-people to make their video. I whisper through mine and sound all sexy-mysterious as I sat in my darkened office at 1am to keep from waking the littles. My husband calls me low budget. I call it no budget.

  3. richard157

    I liked your video sooo much! You are a natural at making these videos. The facial expressions added a lot too. Are you sure you are not an actress? lol

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