My proposition is that recognizing pre-diabetes as "Stage 1" Type 2 diabetes will get millions more people to take action to stop their diabetes from progressing.
For me, Glu advances the power of, and what's possible from, social media. Now we have the opportunity to directly give, in large numbers, in warp speed, what those who are doing the research, creating better treatments and designing new tools, need to improve our lives.
If you were diagnosed more than a decade ago, like me, you heard that there would be a cure in five to 10 years. We're still searching, but we've probably made more progress in the last 10 years than the last 40.
When my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes four years ago, I felt adamant that there could be no growth and certainly no joy to be found in the aftermath of this particular heartbreak.
A new contest this month calls on everyone to submit a design concept (devices or web applications) for a consumer-friendly tool that will improve daily life for the millions of people with diabetes.