Diabetes Mine founder to speak about technology-enabled patient engagement at HealthTech Innovation Conference
At the upcoming Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference on April 19th in San Francisco, Amy Tenderich, Founder & Editor in Chief of Diabetes Mine, will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of technology-enabled patient engagement.
Tenderich will join other well known panelists including Aetna executive Jan Oldenburg, who recently edited and led the publication an HIMSS sponsored study titled Engage: Transforming Healthcare through Digital Engagement, Kyra Bobinette, MD & MPH, Senior Design Instructor at the Stanford Behavioral Design Lab, and Dr. Laura Esserman, Professor – UCSF School of Medicine on a panel moderated by Neil Versel, HIT Journalist – Universal Media.
A shocking, 25.8 million people in the US, about 8.3% of the population, have diabetes. Perhaps you or someone you love, suffers from this chronic disease, that requires constant attention. Perhaps you have often browsed the internet for answers to many questions regarding the disease and are yet unsure of some of the answers. For instance,
- Do you know that exercise first raises blood sugar, before the sugar goes down?
- Do you know that the annual cost associated with diabetes in 2012, was a staggering $245 billion?
- Do you know that research is under way with the Hypoglycemia-Hyperglycemia Minimizer System or HHM for short? This is a “mockup” pancreas system comprising of an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor, and control software algorithm that adjusts your insulin dosage automatically based on changes in blood glucose, creating a real functioning closed-loop system?
- Do you know that a lot of research taking place today, to combat the disease includes, something called the BioHub, a new mini-organ made out of a porous, sponge-like material the size of a quarter, designed to be compatible with the human body so that thousands of islet cells could be gently seeded onto this protective platform and nestle themselves inside individual pores to start producing insulin, potentially reversing type 1 diabetes?
Or are you asking other questions like:
- With the affordable care act, will it become harder for patients to get coverage for pumps, CGMs, or other treatments options for diabetes care?
- Where can you get advice and support for wellness and prevention of diabetes related complications?
Diabetes Mine www.diabetesmine.com is a treasure trove of information on these and other questions pertaining to diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of the disease. Amy Tenderich, Founder and Editor in Chief, has turned the website into one of the most visited health sites on the web.
Tenderich was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, in May 2003. She has since become a freelance writer and consultant in the health and diabetes industries, and a strong advocate for people suffering from the disease. She is a co-author of the patient guidebook,“ Know your Numbers, Outlive your Diabetes” and founder of the DiabetesMine Design Challenge. Tenderich frequently speaks at diabetes, health, and social media events. She recently has joined Alliance Health Networks, as Vice President and Chief Patient Advocate. See following links for information on some other speakers and panelists http://bit.ly/ZsUggs , http://bit.ly/11yGMAW and register for the conference at www.healthtechnologyforum.com .