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Explaining Nightscout by Lane Desborough

February 23, 2016

Today the New York Times published a fantastic story by Peter Andrey Smith about the Nightscout and OpenAPS projects: A Do-It-Yourself Revolution in Diabetes Care. People with diabetes and parents of kids with diabetes are self-tracking by necessity, and we’ve learned a lot from their talks about their projects at QS meetings and conferences. Their impact is…

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Visualizing Blood Glucose

November 8, 2015

A panel discussion on Data Visualization and Meaning with Joel Goldsmith (Abbott Diabetes Care), Jana Beck (Tidepool), Doug Kanter (Databetes), and Stefanie Rondags (diabetes coach and blogger) hosted at the 2015 Quantified Self Europe Conference in Amsterdam, delves into role of visualization and the data derived from self-monitoring and experimentation in advancing diabetes care.

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Diabetes Data For All

May 1, 2015

Howard Look is the Founder and CEO of Tidepool, a non-profit, open source development organization dedicated to reducing the burden of type 1 diabetes by building a platform that can integrate all diabetes device data in a single location. Most importantly, he is the father of a daughter with type 1 diabetes. Howard understands the…

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Alice Pilgram: My Journey with Diabetes

April 1, 2015

In 2008 Alice Pilgram was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Faced with numerous life changes and having to now track multiple pieces of data, she started to feel overburdened. In this talk, presented at the Bay Area QS meetup group, she explains how a new simple tracking system helped her see the bigger picture.

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Do It Yourself Diabetes

February 17, 2015

Dana Lewis and Scott Leibrand are the creators of the amazing “Do-It-Yourself-Pancreas-System,” also known by #DIYPS. We had a few question for them.

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Stefan Hoevenaar: My Father, A Quantified Diabetic

August 1, 2014

Stefan Hoevenaar’s father had Type 1 Diabetes. As a chemist, he was already quite meticulous about using data and those habits informed how he tracked and made sense of his blood sugar and insulin data. In this talk, presented at the 2014 Quantified Self Europe Conference, Stefan describes how his father kept notes and hand-drawn…

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Alex Collins on Managing Type 1 Diabetes

June 30, 2014

Last year Alex Collins was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Prior to his diagnosis Alex was frequently engaged in different types of exercise and physical activity. After his diagnosis his doctor mentioned that he might have a hard time exercising and controlling his blood sugar to prevent hypoglycemia. In this talk, presented at the London…

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Diabetes, Metabolism, and the Quantified Self

June 13, 2014

This is a visualization of one month of my blood sugar readings from October 2012. I see that my control was generally good, with high blood sugars happening most often around midnight (at the top of the circle). -Doug Kanter Richard Bernstein, an engineer with diabetes, pioneered home blood glucose monitoring. What he learned about…

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Conference Preview: Bob Troia on Tracking Blood Glucose

April 21, 2014

We’ve learned a lot from the diabetics in our community, such as Jana Beck’s lessons from 100,000+ blood glucose readings, and Doug Kanter’s narrative visualizations of a year of his diabetes data. At the upcoming QS Europe Conference on May 10th and 11th in Amsterdam, we’re going to hear the interesting story of a non-diabetic who began tracking his fasting glucose…

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Jana Beck on Visualizing Her Diabetes Data

February 3, 2014

As you may know, we get excited when someone in our community uses interesting data visualizations to help tell their self-tracking story. Jana Beck is no exception. As a woman living with Type 1 diabetes she’s constantly learning how to better understand what her Dexcom data is telling her. In this talk, Jana follows up…

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Vivienne Ming on Tracking Her Son's Diabetes

January 20, 2014

Vivienne Ming is an accomplished neuroscientist and entrepreneur. When she’s not conducting research or working on new ideas she’s busy taking care of her son Felix. Two years ago Felix was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Vivienne and her partner tackled his diagnosis head on and started tracking everything they could. In this talk, presented…

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QS Gallery: Doug Kanter

November 20, 2013

Doug Kanter shared this beautiful and unique visualization of his blood glucose with us. Be sure to take a peak at his other great visualizations and his wonderful talk at the 2013 Quantified Self Global Conference. This is a visualization of one month of my blood sugar readings from October 2012. I see that my…

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Doug Kanter: A Year Of Diabetes Data

November 20, 2013

The complex relationship between behavior and diabetes control has long been a testing ground for gathering and making sense of personal data. Doug Kanter is a Type-1 diabetic who’s been thinking about how self-tracking influences his diabetes control for a few years. While in graduate school at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU he…

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Doug Kanter on Data, Diabetes, and Marathon Training

May 23, 2013

Doug Kanter has been a Type 1 diabetic for 26 years. Through this time he’s come to learn more about his disease by using many data-gathering tools and his own work in visual analysis at the NYU ITP program. We’ve featured Doug’s compelling work here on the blog before and we were excited to hear him…