Rebounding after taking a break from diabetes

I have had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 42 years and YES it’s been a road trip of ups and downs. Some of you might remember my previous blog where I wrote about growing up and being pregnant with T1D. When I was first diagnosed, there was insulin, syringes and Clinitest: a test that required  Continue Reading »

Living the Dream: UX at Glooko

Hello from the Glooko User Experience (UX) team! Our team consists of five designers, a user researcher and a team leader. We design how users interact with Glooko – the screens you see, the widgets you click or tap, the flows you follow. You thank us when something is easy and clear, and you curse  Continue Reading »

Glooko’s Mobile Insulin Dosing System – MIDS – is FDA Cleared!

After 18 months of close collaboration with clinical experts around the world, many rounds of user experience design reviews, human factors studies, pre-market programs and feedback sessions, Glooko’s Mobile Insulin Dosing System – MIDS – has been FDA cleared. Results, including those from some these studies, can be found in an infographic recently presented at  Continue Reading »

Glooko+ for Employers

Employers that incorporate employee wellness programs into their benefits package typically witness a reduction in employee absenteeism, staff turnover, and employee stress. Accordingly, these programs, especially for chronic diseases, have grown in popularity during the last few years. Such chronic diseases as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common  Continue Reading »

New Feature: Connect Your Dexcom and Glooko Accounts!

We are excited to announce a new feature available with the latest version of the Glooko Mobile App (v 4.6) – Glooko can now connect directly to your Dexcom Account!  You can set up a connection in just a few simple steps.  Once done, Dexcom data is sent to Glooko automatically, no cables required! Connecting  Continue Reading »

How Digital Health Will Change in 2018

With changes on the horizon including updates to the Affordable Care Act and FDA regulation for medical devices, not a lot is certain in healthcare these days. However, there are two emerging trends in digital health that have the potential to significantly reduce costs and make a big impact in 2018. These two key predictions  Continue Reading »

My Two Weeks Using Glooko

“The central premise of user-centred design is that the best-designed products and services result from understanding the needs of the people who will use them” -UK Design Council I began working at Glooko this summer as the company’s first user experience researcher. User research focuses on understanding users’ behavior, needs, and motivations by talking to  Continue Reading »

Asking my dad to use Glooko

About twenty years ago, my dad called me for one of our routine, catch-up conversations. We had been speaking for some time, then very casually, he informed me that he’d been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D) earlier that week. At the time, he was 51 years old and had always been a very physically  Continue Reading »

Health Plans: Using Innovation to Improve Outcomes

Health plans are the organizations that provide health insurance – if you have health insurance, you probably know if you go to the doctor or have a prescription that needs to be filled, you likely pay a small amount and your health plan takes care of the rest.  Because health plans cover most of the  Continue Reading »

4 Ways to Feel Health Creating Gratitude

We talk to a lot of people with chronic disease here at Glooko. In addition to the challenges that daily life can give us, along with political, economic and social challenges that we all can feel, chronic disease can make life particularly hard. I have always found that showing and feeling gratitude makes me personally  Continue Reading »

Meet Sondra! Learn How She Shares Data with Her Doctor

Tell us about yourself. I was diagnosed at age 57 originally with Type 2 diabetes. Before my diagnosis, I was experiencing massive cravings for soda, fuzzy vision and weight loss. When I went in to see my doctor, my blood glucose level was 568 mg/dL. I was immediately started on Metformin.  The following week when  Continue Reading »

How I celebrate my Diaversary

There are days in our lives when we honor milestones and recognize them each year. Often these milestones are limited to birthdays, weddings, and deaths. For people with diabetes, a number of us acknowledge the date of our diagnosis on a yearly basis. We call this day our “diaversary.” On October 21st of this year,  Continue Reading »

How Glooko employees learn diabetes

How does Glooko, an insights-driven digital health platform that combines mobile self-management with clinical coaching, gain insight into the world of diabetes?  How do the product managers, software engineers, and marketing folks understand a disease that varies from person-to-person? One word: empathy. Glooko employees constantly look for ways to understand diabetes: the diagnosis experience, blood  Continue Reading »