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7 Possible New Ways to Detect Diabetes and Diabetes Complications Early

By Craig Idlebrook, Glu community manager/GluCraig

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award, which is part of the T1D Exchange Diabetes Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is a prize competition that seeks to identify the most promising innovations in diabetes care and to award the top innovators with cash and in-kind support. For the People’s Choice Award, you can vote to select from among 30 innovative ideas in diabetes care from among our Challenge semi-finalists.

In this final of four posts, we’re highlighting the Challenge entries focusing on   diagnostics, focusing on detection of diabetes or diabetes-related complications. Below, you can read brief snapshots of six ideas (we’ve hidden the identities of the semifinalists). Then follow the link below to vote for your choice.   

  1. Idea: A portable imaging device to quantify, monitor and predict healing outcome of wounds.

From the innovator: “The proposed innovation is a portable imaging diagnostic device for non-invasive wound assessment based on biological properties.”

  1. Idea: A technology-enabled care management solution to screen for diabetic foot ulcers and amputation risk.

From the innovator: “A potential ulcer is detected using a smart mat and then wound specialists use a mobile app to engage with the patient for timely intervention.”

  1. Idea: Imaging technology that screens for pathologies of the diabetic foot.

From the innovator: “Time is tissue, and early identification enables treatment options short of amputation.”

  1. Idea: Smart insoles that can detect foot ulcers and amputation risk early.

From the innovator: “Our proposed device and app constantly monitor foot temperature and pressure to provide an early view of developing foot ulcers.”

  1. Idea: A breath-screener to detect diabetes at the earliest stages.

From the innovator: “Our proposed device provides an instant result that identifies candidates for confirmational lab testing.”

  1. Idea: A smart insole system that assists in pressure offloading in individuals with peripheral neuropathy.

From the innovator: “Our proposed device offers people with diabetes a simple, effective, and easy way to prevent the complications of peripheral neuropathy.”

Voting is now open for the People’s Choice awards, and you can vote through June 19th, 2018. To vote for one of these ideas, and many more, click here (registration is required).

You can read about the other categories here:

9 Novel Ideas for Treating Diabetes

10 Potential Tech Tools for People with Diabetes

5 Possible Artificial Pancreas Ideas for the Future

Also, join us for the Challenge’s Pitch-Off event at the Royal Sonesta Boston on May 21st, 2018. To learn more or to register, click here.

To sign up for Glu to receive more type 1 diabetes news and take part in important diabetes research, click here.

Quotes from innovators may have been edited to ensure clarity and brevity.

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