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A Million Patients Have Innovated Their Own Medical Solutions, And Doctors Are Terrified

Diabetes patient advocate Renza Scibilia with her continuous glucose monitor, used in innovative DIY health technology.

(Courtesy of Scibilia)


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Dan Fleshler
Dan Fleshler is a freelance writer and communications consultant who focuses on health and health policy. His work has been published in the New York Times, Quartz, Daily Beast, Diabetes Forecast and Diabetes Mine, among other outlets.
Do-It-Yourself Diabetes Systems Bring Convenience—And Risk

Dana Lewis, pictured in Mount Vernon in 2017, worked with her engineer husband to design an artificial pancreas system to manage her type 1 diabetes.

(Courtesy of Lewis)


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Susan Kreimer
Susan Kreimer is a New York-based freelance journalist who has followed the landscape of health care since the late 1990s, initially as a staff reporter for major daily newspapers. She writes about breakthrough studies, personal health, and the business of clinical practice. Raised in the Chicago area, she holds a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communication and French from the University of Iowa and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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