I’m just back from the Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference, where wrist bands play a big role. People with diabetes wear a green bracelet, those who love them wear orange. It’s incredible to look around a Disney World resort, see hundreds of people wearing these bracelets, and realize we’re all in this together.
This year, there were a lot of people wearing a new kind of bracelet, a Pebble watch. That’s because of the Nightscout Project, which allows real-time remote blood sugar monitoring to a Pebble (or a computer, tablet, smartphone – anything that can access the internet). It’s an open source project that came on the scene in 2013 and continues to grow at astonishing speed.
The Nightscout folks were explaining the concept and helping people through the installation at Friends For Life. While there, I spoke to Kate Farnsworth, part of the Nightscout Faculty at the conference and James Wedding, president of the Nightscout Foundation: