Category: Diabetes

Top Trends that Make Digital Health a Must in 2019

Healthcare topped the economy as the number one issue for US voters in this last election cycle. With the slow chipping away at the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and constant threat of a complete repeal, healthcare, and how individuals are going to pay for it, remains top of mind among all Americans. One thing is  Continue Reading »

National Blood Donor Month

  January is National Blood Donor Month and while not everyone with diabetes may be eligible to donate their blood, it got us thinking of just how MUCH blood people with diabetes give to their diabetes care. According to a quick search, the human body contains 120,000 (!!) drops of blood. Depending on your type  Continue Reading »

New Feature: Barcode Scanner

A big part of diabetes management is testing and tracking your blood glucose (BG) — but without the proper context, you may never fully understand why your glucose levels are up, down or in range. There are numerous factors that can affect your glucose, and tracking your food is one step you can take to  Continue Reading »

We Learn and Understand During National Diabetes Awareness Month

Happy World Diabetes Day (WDD)! This day is a part of the broader National Diabetes Awareness Month that is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. During National Diabetes Awareness Month, we focus on education and advocacy about one of the fastest growing global epidemics that  Continue Reading »

Why Smart Pens Are So Smart and Useful

If you missed it, Novo Nordisk announced the pending release of their first  “smart” insulin pen last week. The launch of the NovoPen® 6 and NovoPen Echo® Plus will commence in the first quarter of 2019 and roll out to over 50 countries in the coming years and we are thrilled to be partnering with  Continue Reading »

Senseonics Breakthrough CGM Will Be On Glooko!

Earlier today we announced our pending integration and launch in the US with Senseonics. Senseonics’ first generation continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, Eversense®, includes a small sensor, smart transmitter and mobile application. Based on fluorescence sensing technology, the sensor is designed to be inserted subcutaneously and communicate with the smart transmitter to wirelessly transmit glucose levels  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »