Growing my career with Glooko

I had a unique path to Glooko. I was born and raised here in Silicon Valley. Prior to Glooko, I worked in various executive assistant and office manager roles within the the semiconductor industry for over 15 years. The company that I was working for at the time was purchased and my position was eliminated.  Continue Reading »

My Journey to Glooko and the World of Diabetes Management

Life is funny. If you had asked me 10 years ago where I would be in life, I would not have guessed that I’d be working for a startup company that is the leader of the diabetes management space. My journey to Glooko has been one of many paths, all driven by the desire to  Continue Reading »

Why Glooko is a part of Founder’s For Change

Last week Glooko publicly participated in the Founder’s For Change (FFC) project. Over 600 other companies, including those from the seed stage to larger public companies participated. When we were approached to speak out about our support for a diverse workplace it was a no-brainer. You see Glooko has always embraced diversity and inclusion. We  Continue Reading »

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 »