Disrupt Diabetes Challenge

February 15, 2018, Stanford, CA
10:00 am

A patient-led, multi-stakeholder design challenge In order to create the most disruptive solutions, patients must be in the driver’s seat. Through Disrupt Diabetes, patients lead high-impact teams, bringing the best and brightest together to solve problems that patients identify as most compelling.


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Patients, you are the experts.

In the 1st year of diabetes alone, patients spent over 8,000 hours taking care of this condition, often by themselves. If 10,000 hours of practice makes an expert, patients clearly are.

In order to create the most disruptive diabetes solutions, patients must be in the driver’s seat. With invaluable insights and knowledge, they are equipped more than anyone to steer conversations towards the most pressing needs.

From the beginning of the 3-month challenge, patients will be at the forefront of every conversation and decision, producing tangible, high-impact solutions to solvable problems they see in their own lives and communities.

Collaborate in teams of patients, students and designers.

In February, a handpicked designer will work closely with each patient to choose an unmet need they see in their diabetes community.

A student will then join the team, immersing themselves through design research, stakeholder interviews, and deep empathy work.

On May 20, each team will come together for a 1-day design sprint at Stanford to brainstorm and develop a viable and unique solution to the selected need.

Make it real – present your work to industry leaders.

At the end of the day-long design sprint, you will pitch your solution to a panel of esteemed judges and industry leaders.

2 winning teams will receive additional mentorship and a $2,000 award to continue developing and implementing their solution.

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Stanford, CA

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