Growing Glooko through talent acquisition

I help Glooko grow. My name is Delara and I am the talent acquisition coordinator at Glooko. If you apply to Glooko, I’ll likely be the first person you speak with during your journey. I’ve been part of the team for only a short time now but it’s been an awesome experience so far. I do not  Continue Reading »

When natural disasters and diabetes collide

Natural disasters significantly affect the lives of millions of people worldwide each year. This year, we have seen our share of natural disasters in the US alone: hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and wildfires. Obviously, there are other tragedies that can be equally disastrous, but most often natural disasters are the types that unexpectedly take homes, loved  Continue Reading »

Diabetes Management Programs for Employers

Employee wellness programs are all the rave these days. They represent an employer’s investment in the social, mental, and physical health of their employee population and can help to reduce absenteeism, improve presenteeism and generally create happier employees. Specific programs differ widely across employers and include both lifestyle and chronic disease management programs. It isn’t  Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Engage Digital Health Users

Many of us in the digital health space are starting to prove that digital health solutions can impact outcomes and improve the overall health of users. While the jury is still out on which solutions will have the biggest impact and get the widest adoption. Here at Glooko, we’ve learned a lot about how to  Continue Reading »

The reality of diabetes care in the US

People with diabetes (PWDs) have medical expenditures 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes. Nearly 30 million people in the US have diabetes, and over 1.4 million new PWDs are diagnosed each year. Treating diabetes is no straightforward task – it requires people to manage their own metabolic rate, which is a 24/7/365 job. PWDs  Continue Reading »

The Use of Cloud Computing in Healthcare

What is the “cloud” that technology companies talk about? Why is it important and what does it do? When companies tell you that your data will be stored in the cloud, they are really telling you that your data will be located on a network of servers instead of locally on your computer. This data  Continue Reading »

Meet Steven! Learn How He Tracks His Carb Intake

Tell us about yourself. My body was not metabolizing what I was eating because my pancreas wasn’t working. As a result I had a Whipple procedure on January 3, 2006. At this time, I was still not a diabetic. On July 7, 2008, I retired from my job as an Educational Administrator for the New  Continue Reading »

10 Delicious Low-Carb Meal Recipes

People with diabetes (PWDs) have to be knowledgeable and conscious about what they eat in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fiber found in fruits, grains, vegetables and dairy products that raise blood sugar levels when consumed. Growing up with a mom who is a dietician and has diabetes,  Continue Reading »

Making a Difference in People’s Lives

Before I started working at Glooko, my knowledge about diabetes was very limited. My mother is a person with diabetes (PWD) and all I knew was that she takes a daily insulin shot. It seemed completely normal to me when I was a child. Because I also have extended family members who have diabetes, their  Continue Reading »

Mobile App Update: Support for the Ascensia Contour Next One!

Earlier this year, we announced a global technology partnership with Ascensia Diabetes Care to bring innovation to diabetes management. This collaboration enables better access to and a deeper understanding of diabetes data to help improve the lives of people with diabetes.  “The usability and accuracy of the Contour® NEXT blood glucose monitoring systems from Ascensia  Continue Reading »

Mobile App Update: New Devices and New Navigation

  With the Glooko Mobile App for iPhone and Android, people with diabetes have access to their diabetes data on the go. Every couple of months, we release an app update to improve your Glooko experience. Here’s what you can expect from the new Glooko Mobile App: New Device Support The Glooko Mobile App is  Continue Reading »

My Glooko Internship: An Unexpected Journey

My Glooko marketing internship started a little different than most. While many with job opportunities in the Bay are excited to work for a tech company, as a person who was raised in the heart of the Silicon Valley, my expectations were lukewarm at best. I had just finished finals the previous Friday and had  Continue Reading »

Diabetes Management Programs for Employers

Employee wellness programs are all the rave these days. They represent an employer’s investment in the social, mental, and physical health of their employee population and can help employees exercise more, lose weight, and improve nutrition and overall health. Specific programs differ widely across employers and include both lifestyle and chronic disease management programs, so  Continue Reading »