IBM and Medtronic at CES 2017: predictive care for diabetes

Written by Victoria McClellan | January 7, 2017 | Health and medicine

In the winter of 2015, my dad was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Watching him have to adjust to the pricking, the blood, the medication, etc. was a difficult task and my family sought after more simple measures for management. In the connected world, the Internet of Things is able to simplify healthcare. IBM and ...read more

IoT weekly round-up: 15th September, 2016

Written by Jen Clark | September 15, 2016 | Blog

Welcome to IBM’s weekly IoT round-up. All the latest news on the Internet of Things from around the connected world.  IoT and the world of sport Two game-changing devices launched in time for the Paralympics, which began last week: Blind Cap, which alerts blind swimmers via a vibration when it is time to make their ...read more

Data and more data: how IoT could impact the lives those with diabetes

Written by Kim Kemble | September 13, 2016 | Health and medicine

If you think about it, the life of a Type 1 diabetic (T1D) abounds with data. For example, it is recommended that most Type 1 diabetics test their blood glucose (BG) at least 5-6 times a day. So that’s 5-6 data points each day. I’ve been a T1D for over thirty-three years. I can’t say ...read more

The internet of type 1 diabetes

Written by Kim Kemble | June 28, 2016 | Health and medicine

The numbers are staggering. In their 2016 Global Report on Diabetes, the World Health Organization found that: Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980 The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult population It caused ...read more