We strive to make diabetes invisible.
Diabetes technology is changing rapidly.
Today, thanks to data obtained from Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), insulin can be automatically administered through Automatic Insulin Delivery systems. This opens new possibilities to more immediate and effective reactions to changing glucose levels.
How can we empower patients to be in control of their diabetes? How can we help users build trust to these technologies? How can technology help make diabetes more invisible?
We focus on people with diabetes and their support, from lead users, groups, and advocates to researchers, and industry partners
We treat diabetes care as a complex socio-technical system, not a collection of isolated tools and tasks
We foster human-technology teamwork by designing technologies that work with, rather than against, people.
We design for continuous innovation, empowering people with diabetes to live their lives as they want
Thank you to our current partners: Dexcom, Tandem, UCSD Design Lab, and UC San Diego Health System.
We are the combined strength of all disciplines at UC San Diego.
The Design Lab is located within the California Institute of Telecommunication and Information Technology, which gives us freedom to move seamlessly across all the departments, schools, and divisions of the university. Our advisory board includes people from Management, Engineering, Visual Arts, Theater, and the Social Sciences.
Meet our team
They are incredible people. We know they are our secret sauce for success.
Principal Investigator DDI, Director, Center for Health Design, Co-director, Distributed Health Labs.
Let's work together
Whether you are a student, a healthcare professional, a person with diabetes, or a patient's loved one, there are many ways you can help.