I’m posting this on behalf of a friend and colleague, Rick Philbin. Rick lives with type 1 diabetes, has a background in exercise physiology, physical therapy, and sports medicine. He’s worked in the diabetes industry for a very long time and contributes a lot of time and energy to organizations many of us hold near and dear to our hearts (CWD, JDRF, etc).
He also kicks my ass on the basketball court every time we play, so he’s earned a level of “street cred” that I’m not ashamed to admit.
Rick is doing some work with Artemis Biomedical Technologies, a company that makes a painless, noninvasive blood glucose monitor, and they are asking for some help with a very short survey.
I know, I know… I almost cringe to say it because we’ve all heard it a million times before and here we are still poking holes in ourselves.
So here’s the thing. I trust Rick. He’s a smart guy. He’s been around as long as we have and he’s heard it all before too. And if by spending a couple of minutes doing this survey I can help move the needle a bit, then I’m in. And if spending a couple more minutes drawing a picture (I’m no Mike Lawson…) and asking for more input moves that needle a little more, then I’m in.
The survey is all on one page, so you’ll know right up front if it’s more than you’re willing to do. I’d love your help. We’ll also be talking to Rick on DSMA Live this Thursday (September 25, 2014) at 9pm eastern to hear more about this. Tune in if you’re curious, and give us a call with questions. We’d love to hear from you! [Edit: I’ve embedded a recording of the show at the bottom of this post – it’s not all about Artemis Biomedical Technologies – we cover a lot about Rick, his story with T1D, and many other great topics. I hope you’ll check it out]
Without further delay, here is the information about the survey, direct from Rick. Thank you for reading!
We are emailing today to request that you answer a 20 question survey, which will take 5-10 minutes of your time, seeking your opinion on a non-invasive glucometer. Please consider forwarding this link to any other providers that care for patients with diabetes or patients who have diabetes.
The clinician and patient surveys are available at the following links (clinicians who have diabetes may take both surveys):
- https://mcphs.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8qYIePs5I5cglIF – Clinician Survey Only
- https://mcphs.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1FA968RaH8ddIa1 – Patient Survey Only
The surveys have been approved by two College IRBs – MCPHS University and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS).
Artemis Biomedical Technologies makes the Diasensor 2000, a painless, noninvasive blood glucose monitor that uses a beam of light (near-infrared technology) to measure blood glucose levels. Artemis’ mission is to offer people with diabetes the option to achieve better control and better health by unlimited, non-invasive glucose testing.
In preparing to bring this meter to market, a questionnaire geared towards clinicians and patients has been developed to understand the need and acceptance of this technology. The clinician questionnaire focuses on your diabetes patients’ blood glucose testing habits, adherence, and willingness to use this technology. The patients’ survey focuses on his/her blood glucose testing habits, adherence, and willingness to use this technology.
Full disclosure: we serve on the Scientific Advisory Board of Artemis Biomedical Technologies and have developed this survey in collaboration with Artemis Biomedical Technologies.
Thank you very much for your consideration to this request. For questions or comments, please contact us at the email links below.
Jennifer Goldman-Levine, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, FCCP
Professor, MCPHS University
Michael P. Kane, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP
Rick Philbin, MBA, M.Ed., ATC
VP of Marketing, Artemis Biomedical Technologies