Projects

Current Projects

In addition to book and ebook publishing, we're involved in opening up the field of dynamic diabetes management. It starts with educating and empowering patients. To overcome the intertia of the static method, taught for the past 50 years, it will take medical and health-oriented professionals to also come to terms with limitations inherent in the static approach and the opportunity of managing in the moment.

 

From hardware to software, our day involves licensing and consulting around original and more recent designs to recruit, engage and activate patients. Our team consults on projects ranging from:

 

  • commercialization of a next generation fully implanted continuous glucose sensor;

  • commercializing research on child obesity via a consumer mobile app;

  • summarizing the dynamic approach to "in the moment blood sugar management" while promoting the book "Sugar Surfing™";

  • speaking to patients and diabetes professionals at conferences in the USA, UK and IE;

  • writing online educational modules for teaching and assessing type 1 diabetes self-care;

  • analyzing next gen cgm data analytics;

  • building online communities via crowd funding & social media;

  • writing predictive analytical algorithms based on observational dynamics;

  • designing a next generation medical device to facilitate contextual data enhancement; and,

  • writing grants to secure funding for advancing the state of diabetes technology.

Past Projects
Areas of Expertise
  • IT & Telecom

  • Social Media / Gamification

  • Mktg / Communications

  • Proposal Development

  • ​Diabetes (all types)

  • Design & Engineering 

  • Behavioral UI/UX

  • EMR Integration

  • Ancillary Billing

  • Resources & Infrastructure

  • Grant Writing

  • Grant Administration

First End to End Wireless Diabetes Management & Social Support System

June 2001 – November 2003

 

A feasibility study to investigate the effectiveness of automated data collection (via wireless device), analysis (via web/email/pager) and real-time feedback (via mobile and web). The system was also the first of its kind to incorporate peer group social support.

Role: Overall technology design, clinical protocol development, trial Sponsor, trial oversight, patient training,...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proactive Diabetes Interventions

April 2004 – April 2005

 

A trial to study automated data transfer and its effects on lowering blood sugars and minimizing frequency of hypoglycemia and extended excursions of hyperglycemia in newly diagnosed children with IDDM as well as children initiating insulin pump therapy. Additionally, a micro-study was performed to investigate feasibility of automating blood sugar...

 

Lunch Time Insulin Injection by School Nurse for Poorly Controlled Diabetes NCT00340613(Link)

June 2006 – June 2007

 

Role: Strategic Partnership Development with Texas Children's Hospital
NCT00340613

 

Study of Children with Diabetes Mellitus using Mobile Wireless Technology to Enable Remote Clinical Monitoring and Intervention

January 2006 – February 2009

 

South Texas Diabetes and Asthma Network

Role: Primary contributing author of clinical protocol which won a $455k competitive USDA Telemedicine grant. Provided Outpatient Technical Support, GPRS Blood Sugar Monitoring Devices, Patient Outcomes Analysis

 

Type 1 Diabetes Technology Enhanced Social Support Network

June 2006 – April 2007

 

Involving mobile diagnostics, intelligent rules engine technology and social networks for simplifying self-care and delivering timely, relevant education.

Role: Sales and account management to BellSouth Corporation (since acquired by AT&T), Established Diabetech IRB #1 as industry IRB to ensure patient safety in compliance with federal regulations concerning human subjects...

 

Type 2 Diabetes Technology Enhanced Social Support Network

June 2006 – April 2008

 

Involving mobile diagnostics, intelligent rules engine technology and social networks for simplifying self-care and delivering timely, relevant education.

Role: Sales and account management to BellSouth Corporation (since acquired by AT&T), Established Diabetech IRB #1 as industry IRB to ensure patient safety in compliance with federal regulations concerning human subjects...

 

Type 2 Adult Diabetes Social Support Feasibility Pilot Study

August 2009 – October 2010

 

Utilizing Mobile Technology and Self-Identified Supporters to Enhance Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose
 

Role: Co-Investigator. Worked closely with the behavioral research team from Kaiser Permanente South East to recruit, train and engage a cohort of patients from both a Kaiser facility and a Federally Qualified Health Center serving a low income population to investigate...

 

Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation - A Novel Approach to Immunosuppression(Link)

April 2007 – May 2011

 

Role: Strategic Partnership Development with Baylor Health Care System
NCT00530686

 

Diabetes Technology Study of Real-Time Glucose Alerts in the Team Management of Diabetes

Starting January 2005 - 2016

 

Role: Long term study of pediatric methods of diabetes self-care behaviors, attitudes and outcomes.
NCT00322478

 

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Integrating an Automated Diabetes Management System into the Family Management of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

October 2007 – December 2011

 

OBJECTIVE:
To evaluate how the use of a pervasive blood glucose monitoring (BGM) technology relates to glycemic control, report of self-care behavior, and emotional response to BGM of children with type 1 diabetes and their parents.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:
Forty-eight children aged less than 12 years (mean 8.8 years) with type 1 diabetes were randomly assigned to one of two...

 

A Randomized Controlled Trial; Texas Medicaid Adult Type 2 Diabetes Pilot

September 2009 – April 2011

 

Role: Principal Investigator. 

Designed all technology, protocols, and patient facing materials while also
managing a complex process of home based diagnostic screening and intensive behavior change through motivational interviewing techniques and the application of a social networking model for peer influence. Results published in Summer 2012.

 

Detemir: Role in Type 1 Diabetes

August 2007 – August 2011

 

Role: Data Management Protocol Design & Support to Texas Children's Hospital
NCT00564395

 

Mobile Community Health Networks (diabetes & asthma)

September 2009 – August 2011

 

Role: Grant Writer, Protocol Author & Program Manager to Driscoll Children's Health Plan
HRSA/OAT Grant # H2AIT16625-02-02

 

easySHARE Paediatric Type 1 Diabetes Remote Monitoring & Self-Care

August 2010 – August 2011

 

NHS-UK; Salford Royal Hospital
Role: Protocol design and ongoing data management support

 

easySHARE Diabetes in Pregnancy (Pre-existing Type 1 / Type 2 and Gestational) Intensive Remote Monitoring

August 2010 – August 2011

 

NHS-UK; Salford Royal Hospital
Role: Protocol design and ongoing data management support.

 

Cluster Analysis of Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Assessments in Clinical Islet Cell Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes

January 2010 – August 2011

 

Data collection protocol design and data management oversight. Worked with patients in the field to ensure training and proper operation to facilitate accurate and timely data collection. Managed the relationship with Baylor Research Institute.

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