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Design for type 1 independence

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Old 11-17-2009, 13:50   #1
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Default Design for type 1 independence

Hi, I'm a graduate student working on a design project for the Royal Society of Arts. The brief set is to design a service or product that would enhance the quality of life of people living with a long-term illness, promoting independence.
With some personal (although limited) experience of the condition, my team decided to focus on type 1 diabetes.

It would be great (and incredibly helpful for our research) to hear from anyone, particularly highlighting any problems identified / common issues that are faced, that could be tackled and potentially solved - perhaps looking at practicalities and social aspects of day-to-day-life etc.


Thank you in advance,


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Old 11-17-2009, 21:25   #2
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Joe, your request is very vague. That fact will probably cause most people to ignore your request. I am not going to respond. I have no idea what you are after. Name specifics if you want replies. A well-thought-out survey would be ideal. Your team should prepare a survey that would identify your particular areas of interest. e.g. Pumping insulin, daily injections, depression, financial problems affording supplies, lack of insurance, obtaining good control, problems with doctors, ..... There is an endless list of possibilities? Did I mention any that would be of interest to your group? Are there others not in my list???

I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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