Featured Videos - Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes 2014-04-19T10:36:00Z http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/video/rss?xn_auth=no&featured=1 TuDiabetes Live Interview with the creators of Jerry the Bear tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2014-04-08:583967:Video:3370321 2014-04-08T20:33:22.826Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-the-creators-of-jerry-the-bear"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-mTQ4UXPt9kQrg79ALrm45fMvAaKXcUUdXGkXyQ2HxI-BALaTRBxvY0owaoTtxSgNE1S0zRdw*-08mv4u3Q3Fk030yY7eCRM/1061597002.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Aaron Horowitz -- Chief Executive Officer<br></br> <br></br> Aaron handles the hardware development, interaction design, IP strategy, business development and manufacturing relationships. He is also responsible for hiring key technical staff to build core competencies in mobile development. Aaron graduated from Northwestern University cum laude with a… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-the-creators-of-jerry-the-bear"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-mTQ4UXPt9kQrg79ALrm45fMvAaKXcUUdXGkXyQ2HxI-BALaTRBxvY0owaoTtxSgNE1S0zRdw*-08mv4u3Q3Fk030yY7eCRM/1061597002.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Aaron Horowitz -- Chief Executive Officer<br /> <br /> Aaron handles the hardware development, interaction design, IP strategy, business development and manufacturing relationships. He is also responsible for hiring key technical staff to build core competencies in mobile development. Aaron graduated from Northwestern University cum laude with a degree in mechatronics and user interaction design -- a major he created to gain the technical know-how needed to execute Sproutel's broad vision.<br /> <br /> Hannah Chung -- Chief Creative Officer<br /> <br /> Hannah focuses on the overall design and user interaction of the product, medical content/curriculum, marketing, branding and customer relationships. Hannah was named one of Inc Magazine's "Top 15 Women to Watch in Tech" in 2012. Previously, she has co-founded Design for America -- a national student organization that helps student solve local social problems through design. Hannah holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University.<br /> <br /> Jerry the Bear<br /> <br /> Sproutel is the creator of interactive learning games for children with a chronic illness. Their first creation, Jerry the Bear, is a best friend for children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Jerry the Bear is not an ordinary teddy bear, but an interactive learning tool. Using the principles of game based learning and Empathetic Robotics, children care for Jerry by monitoring his blood glucose levels, "feeding" him a proper diet and "administering" insulin when needed through various sensors on his body. Since Jerry's condition mirrors their own, learning from Jerry takes the fear out of the affliction, while also teaching the child how to manage their own condition.<br /> <br /> Jerry the Bear comes pre-loaded with a game in which the objective is to help him train for the Olympics. This creates a fun goal that children can strive toward, entirely independent from the skills that they have to learn. Since users are reaching a goal, they are encouraged to learn from their mistakes so that they can succeed within the game. The game is further constructed to unfold like a story -- creating engagement and immersion in the goal of helping Jerry win the Olympics. .@US_FDA Open Public Hearing Talk about AFREZZA, April 1 tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2014-04-06:583967:Video:3368243 2014-04-06T14:56:06.089Z Manny Hernandez http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/askmanny <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/us-fda-open-public-hearing-talk-about-afrezza-april-1"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/OmzXdzxeBqzsQQzZgY3s4Zn5UfiTaurZSbtd0EpLMWge0JGwTJ-y*spJVnK2c7MOlskFaAjOtsx2O8DZtctzq6-x3aUPJgGK/1061246328.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Delivered via Webcast on April 1, 2014<br></br> By Manny Hernandez, President of Diabetes Hands Foundation <a href="http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org">http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org</a><br></br> <br></br> ----<br></br> Transcript of the video:<br></br> ** Mannkind is not a funder of Diabetes Hands Foundation **<br></br> <br></br> My name is Manny Hernandez. I am 41 years old… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/us-fda-open-public-hearing-talk-about-afrezza-april-1"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/OmzXdzxeBqzsQQzZgY3s4Zn5UfiTaurZSbtd0EpLMWge0JGwTJ-y*spJVnK2c7MOlskFaAjOtsx2O8DZtctzq6-x3aUPJgGK/1061246328.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Delivered via Webcast on April 1, 2014<br /> By Manny Hernandez, President of Diabetes Hands Foundation <a href="http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org">http://diabeteshandsfoundation.org</a><br /> <br /> ----<br /> Transcript of the video:<br /> ** Mannkind is not a funder of Diabetes Hands Foundation **<br /> <br /> My name is Manny Hernandez. I am 41 years old and I have been on insulin for over a decade.<br /> <br /> In that period of time the methods to deliver insulin have improved significantly. Still a NEEDLE is ultimately involved to give people with diabetes their doses of this life-saving liquid.<br /> <br /> It was daunting for me to start injecting insulin, having known life without shots for three decades. As a person with type 1 diabetes, insulin was not an option for me. Still today, 10,000 shots later, and after inserting 1,000 infusion sets in my body, insulin shots continue to be something I accept only because I need them to stay alive.<br /> <br /> Yet so many people LIVE with insulin resistance (both physiologically AND psychologically). This leads to millions people with type 2 diabetes not being on insulin when it has been scientifically established how much it could improve their diabetes management.<br /> <br /> I head the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community for positive change. We run two social networks with more than 60 thousands members (half in English, half in Spanish). Since we started our work 7 years ago, I've read the stories of thousands of people living with type 2 diabetes, who are frightened to start on shots. Yet they all want to do better: they don't want to let sustained high blood sugars get in the way of their long term well being.<br /> <br /> Here are a few comments from some of them, in English and in Spanish:<br /> * "I think this product has the ability to change the world. If this product can make lowering blood glucose levels even ever so slightly easier for<br /> [millions of people out there with wildly out of control diabetes...] maybe it would save their lives."<br /> <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/xn/detail/583967:Comment:3349573">http://www.tudiabetes.org/xn/detail/583967:Comment:3349573</a> (Sam)<br /> <br /> * "Me parece increíble que después de 31 años de estar inyectándome cuatro y hasta cinco veces al día llegue el milagroso día que deje de hacerlo...."<br /> (It seems incredible that after 31 years of getting shots 4-5 times per day, the day will finally come when I can stop doing it...)<br /> <a href="http://www.estudiabetes.org/xn/detail/906848:Comment:1336993">http://www.estudiabetes.org/xn/detail/906848:Comment:1336993</a> (Maria Belen)<br /> <br /> * "As a T2, I can see even dumping my pump entirely for this as a solution."<br /> <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/xn/detail/583967:Comment:3350246">http://www.tudiabetes.org/xn/detail/583967:Comment:3350246</a> (David)<br /> I should add that a very important number of them, as they anticipate this new type of insulin were also concerned about its cost and affordability.<br /> <br /> Today you have the opportunity to help MILLIONS of people with type 2 terrified of insulin shots. With an approval of this inhaled insulin their physicians can prescribe a solution where needles will no longer stand in the way between them and optimal health with diabetes with improved quality of life.<br /> <br /> Thank you! We Can Do This - Encouraging Independence tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2014-04-03:583967:Video:3365938 2014-04-03T20:28:55.310Z Kim http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Kim815 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/we-can-do-this-encouraging-independence"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/cPakA0chAEwCgbcPAGrEwlkxkoGnvOh7WiTFpzrf6kbMFHWKqlrhbH0JLEQfOQAnxfG5dwaBA4xmRc-aNqu-zvEM3BjBojJW/1061034526.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />New video from the You Can Do This Project! These parents of children with T1D share their struggles and successes while encouraging independence. <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/we-can-do-this-encouraging-independence"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/cPakA0chAEwCgbcPAGrEwlkxkoGnvOh7WiTFpzrf6kbMFHWKqlrhbH0JLEQfOQAnxfG5dwaBA4xmRc-aNqu-zvEM3BjBojJW/1061034526.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />New video from the You Can Do This Project! These parents of children with T1D share their struggles and successes while encouraging independence. TuDiabetes Live Interview with Howard Look, President and CEO of Tidepool tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2014-03-31:583967:Video:3363567 2014-03-31T21:04:36.328Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-howard-look-president-and-ceo-of"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/NvWHU5oq4Ta98HZtzsJ2o-JcBP*7HZez4ZSfj5Yx1aMxABDbMFpaZwCbP7hmv8Q9rl5sRXF0P7giDyn9*SK4R9gisER46NqI/1060576184.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Howard Look was on the founder’s team at TiVo where as VP of Software and User Experience he led the efforts that made TiVo as easy to use as it was disruptive. He was also VP of Software at Pixar, where he led the team developing Pixar’s proprietary film-making system, and at Amazon where he ran a secret software project to develop devices that… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-howard-look-president-and-ceo-of"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/NvWHU5oq4Ta98HZtzsJ2o-JcBP*7HZez4ZSfj5Yx1aMxABDbMFpaZwCbP7hmv8Q9rl5sRXF0P7giDyn9*SK4R9gisER46NqI/1060576184.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Howard Look was on the founder’s team at TiVo where as VP of Software and User Experience he led the efforts that made TiVo as easy to use as it was disruptive. He was also VP of Software at Pixar, where he led the team developing Pixar’s proprietary film-making system, and at Amazon where he ran a secret software project to develop devices that leverage cloud services. At Linden Lab, he led the team that delivered the open-sourced Second Life Viewer 2.0 project. Howard has a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His teenage daughter has T1D.<br /> <br /> Tidepool is an open source, not-for-profit effort to build an open data platform and better applications to reduce the burden of Type 1 Diabetes. TuDiabetes Special event: crowdfunding and diabetes innovation, a discussion with 3 inventors tag:www.tudiabetes.org,2014-03-29:583967:Video:3361438 2014-03-29T00:33:55.899Z Emily Coles http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/Emily114 <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-special-event-crowdfunding-and-diabetes-innovation-a"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Akn4LDwu9XzbtdqtvALKeVl8ciMBFcuJ0uG0BfFnIJZZAzYplLZrmP9pXZ93Rv7FOPP6vWU13C9YiZJkucFSxGSuwPmpTUly/1060343345.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Let's discuss the new wave of crowdfunding to support diabetes innovation with John Sjolund, of Timesulin, Simon Carter, of ManageBGL and Tom Houlihan, of Vitalpak.<br></br> Have you ever supported a diabetes-related cause, service or product on a site like IndieGoGo or GoFundMe?<br></br> If so, what inspired you to do so, and did you keep tabs on the the… <a href="http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-special-event-crowdfunding-and-diabetes-innovation-a"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/Akn4LDwu9XzbtdqtvALKeVl8ciMBFcuJ0uG0BfFnIJZZAzYplLZrmP9pXZ93Rv7FOPP6vWU13C9YiZJkucFSxGSuwPmpTUly/1060343345.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Let's discuss the new wave of crowdfunding to support diabetes innovation with John Sjolund, of Timesulin, Simon Carter, of ManageBGL and Tom Houlihan, of Vitalpak.<br /> Have you ever supported a diabetes-related cause, service or product on a site like IndieGoGo or GoFundMe?<br /> If so, what inspired you to do so, and did you keep tabs on the the recipient of your support?<br /> Do you think crowdfunding empowers people to decide what innovations are important, or is a way for organizations to get funding without the accountability required by other funding sources?<br /> Join us to discuss these questions and more!<br /> <br /> Simon Carter<br /> Australian software engineer and 'traveller nut' Simon Carter, who has had type 1 diabetes for 25 years, has created a world-first method for predicting blood glucose levels. ManageBGL gives people with diabetes the calculation and tracking tools of an $8000 insulin pump.<br /> <br /> Tom Houlihan<br /> Tom and his son, Kyle, worked together to design/develop the Vitalpak, a true example of the napkin-drawing-to-final-product process. The Vitalpak is a medical backpack designed for those with Diabetes. They hope to bring this product to the retail market.<br /> <br /> John Sjölund<br /> John Sjölund is the CEO and co-founder of Patients Pending Ltd, a company created to help build innovative products for those with chronic conditions, in particular diabetes. John has lived with Type 1 diabetes since the age of four and, in 2009, gathered a team to create Timesulin, the company's first product, aiming to help solve daily anxiety in an easy-to-use way.