Our mission is to make diabetes as invisible as possible by taking a people-centered approach to diabetes technology. We aim to push the boundaries of technology with a strong focus on empathy and human needs.

We practice people-centered design.

We work with diabetes community groups to understand the impact and requirements of CGMs, insulin pumps, digital insulin pens, blood glucose meters, and AIDs.

We embrace complexity and seek simplicity.

We combine the strength of students from all disciplines at UC San Diego, to iteratively design, develop and test new concepts.

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education

Living with diabetes can be stressful. On top of the physical, emotional, and financial challenges, once a person is diagnosed, there is an overwhelming amount of information they need to learn and understand quickly in order to manage healthy lifestyles. How can we make diabetes, specifically the relationship between insulin and glucose, easier to understand and manage?

Designing With Community

Designing With Community

Four students worked with T1Pal to give every CGM user control over their data. This project was conducted in collaboration with Ben West, the mind behind T1Pal, and one of the developers of Nightscout. T1Pal aims to simplify the secure sharing of diabetes data by offering Nightscout as a hosted service.

Innovation Roadmap

Innovation Roadmap

Dexcom offers a variety of options for a user to share and analyze glucose data. The design team developed a roadmap for a new application to support access to glucose data. Students identified and ranked key features, developed prototypes for multiple platforms, and presented them as a product roadmap.

Get involved with us.

We are always looking for people living with diabetes and their loved ones to help us understand the challenges of current technology. If you are interested in helping test these new ideas, please sign-up as a volunteer.

Whether you are a student, a healthcare designer, a person with diabetes, or a patient's loved one, there are many ways you can help.