Our team is at Stanford School of Medicine today hosting the Fall 2017 DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange forum of tech innovators. DData ExChange logo

In case you're not familiar, we're proud to say this now-biannual gathering was the birthplace of the #WeAreNotWaiting movement when it kicked off back in November 2013. Today marks the 10th edition!

We have an exceptionally exciting full-day program, being kicked off by Dr. Mintu Turakhia, Executive Director of Stanford's new Center for Digital Health.

We're pretty stoked about this, because Stanford's new Center was established specifically to address the hot-button mHealth questions: How useful are digital tools in today’s medical arena? How can they be incorporated into clinical practice? How can patients figure out if products designed for them work or are worth the price?

The Center is already working with a number of interesting mHealth ventures to create research that legitimizes their work, and provides important evidence needed in the healthcare reimbursement battle. We're thrilled to hear from Dr. Turakhia today!

Other program highlights include:

  • Diabetes Innovation Headway Outside the U.S.: two featured speakers will cover the #WeAreNotWaiting landscape in Europe, including Android APS, which is making waves in the German-speaking world 
  • Patient-Academia Collaborative Research: A Hands-On Workshop led by OpenAPS Innovator Dana Lewis & Stanford Experts
  • A featured forum on Emerging Smart Insulin Pen Technology: How will it integrate with closed-loop systems?  
  • DEMOS: Five exciting new #DData players get feedback from a ‘Judges Panel’ of experts


Watch #DData17 Livestream!Nightscout logo

Although our live event is intimate and invitation-only, we invite anyone interested to watch the action via Livestream, courtesy of the Nightscout Foundation. Just click on their Facebook page to tune in:


Huge thanks to Wes Nordgren for making this happen at all of our #DData events!

For background, you can read all about our #DData event series and previous gatherings here.


DiabetesMine #DData Kudos

We’re so proud and happy to see that what began as a half-day breakout from annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in a Stanford classroom back in 2013 gave birth to an amazing now-international movement: #WeAreNotWaiting.

And it’s grown up to be, in the words of our co-organizer Howard Look, CEO of Tidepool, “a wonderful place for folks on the cutting-edge of diabetes technology to connect, learn and get inspired,”

Others say:

The DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange is a pioneering effort to connect the open-source DIY world more deeply to each other, and to innovators from industry.
Eric von Hippel, Professor of Innovation & Engineering at MIT Sloan School of Management


D-Data Exchange is the ONLY diabetes event that brings together all the elements necessary for successful collaboration: engineers, designers, manufacturers, HCPs, and end users.
Gary Scheiner, CDE, author and diabetes technology expert


It's incredible to see industry, providers, regulators, and the DIY community come together for a day of open and honest dialog. This event drives change.
Brandon Arbiter, VP Product at Tidepool


D-Data ExChange is one of the events I most look forward to during the year. The carefully curated combination of participants and presenters provides an amazing opportunity to connect, share, debate and ultimately come away enlightened by the insights and collective voice of the smarts in the room.
Jeff Dachis, Founder & CEO of One Drop


I most like the unfiltered, patient-centric inputs we get at Amy’s events.
Frank Westermann, Co-Founder & CEO of mySugr


The DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange brings together thought leaders from across diabetes... We look forward to this event to learn, share and be a part of driving innovation to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
Rick Altinger, CEO of Glooko




Coming Soon to the UK

At last June’s #Data17 event in San Diego, we were thrilled to include Partha Kar, a UK endocrinologist and Associate National Clinical Director of Diabetes for NHS England. He’s also an active advocate for patients on social media.

Partha says:

“As someone from the UK, the DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange was a fascinating program to attend – to absorb the dynamics of patient-led innovation. In my national policy role, this event helped me see that there indeed can be a way of finding a happy medium between ‘authorities’ and patient needs. Most importantly, I realized that we clinicians and policy makers should be facilitators, rather than self-appointed overseers of what people living with diabetes should or should not do.”

In fact, he was so inspired he is now plans to start up a similar patient innovation showcase in the UK. Keep your eyes peeled for that #GBDoc !


We’d like to thank everyone involved in supporting the DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange series!

Especially (but not limited to)…

Tidepool leadership and our event Advisory Committee

The Nightscout Foundation

The OpenAPS community

Our 2017 sponsors:

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