About DiabeticLink

If you are tired of going from website-to-website, trying to find the correct mix of information and tools for Diabetics, you have come to the right place. DiabeticLink is an online Diabetes patient support portal that is dedicated to making self-management of Diabetes easier. We provide a wide array of features including news articles, healthy recipes, blog posts and more, all of which are handpicked from credible sources to provide you with the best information available on the Internet. We strive to make the most valuable tools, techniques and information available to you through our website in a secure manner. This website is aimed at improving and motivating all those touched by Diabetes, be it your son, your daughter or you. This portal will help your family members and physicians understand Diabetes better and become a part of your management. And the best part, its free care with love!

Our partners

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of $7.2 billion (FY 2014), we are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

Patients@Home, Denmark

Patient@home is Denmark’s largest welfare-technological research and innovation initiative with focus on new technologies and services aimed at especially rehabilitation and monitoring activities within the Danish public health sector Through an interdisciplinary and public-private project collaboration between health professionals, patients, private enterprises and research institutions, Patient@home is developing a number of new welfare-technology products and services that will contribute actively to the reduction of both the number and duration of admissions to Danish hospitals.

National Science Council, Taiwan

Established on February 1, 1959, the National Science Council (NSC) of the Executive Yuan (executive branch of the Republic of China) is the highest government agency in Taiwan responsible for promoting the development of science and technology. Over the years, the NSC has evolved and adapted its structure to meet the needs of changing times, but it has always retained its fundamental character as a funding organization.

Ming-Shen Hospital, Taiwan

Min-Sheng General Hospital is the flagship hospital of the Missioncare group. Located close to Taiwan’s main International Airport, this 600-bed hospital provides comprehensive tertiary health care and specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures; its bariatric, spine, and cardiac surgery centers have achieved international recognition. The hospital boasts the latest in medical technology, and is at the forefront of the integration of information technology in health care delivery in Taiwan.


MEET OUR TEAM

Dr. Hsinchun Chen

PhD, MBA

President

Dr. Chen is Regents’ Professor and Thomas R. Brown Chair of Management and Technology at the University of Arizona. He has significant research experience in health informatics, web computing, search engines, digital library, intelligence analysis, data/text/web mining, and knowledge management. His recent books in healthcare informatics include: Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance (2011 & 2010; monograph and edited volume) and Medical Informatics (2005), both published by Springer. Chen’s healthcare research has been funded by NLM, NCI, NSF, and DHS. His research team developed the NSF-funded HelpfulMed system for medical digital libraries and for supporting cancer knowledge mapping and vocabulary switching. The system was extended through an NIH R01 grant to support genomic pathway extraction and visualization (GeneScene system). In 2005, his team developed the BioPortal system for infectious disease information sharing and biosurveillance, through funding from NSF and DHS. He had served as a Scientific Counselor/Advisor of the National Library of Medicine (USA), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), and National Library of China (China). Chen is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.

Dr. Chen is founder and director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona. Chen and his lab have received major funding ($30M) from the NSF, NIJ, DARPA, CIA, DHS, and NIH, among others over the past 20 years. The AI Lab currently has 20 staff scientists and research assistants. Dr. Chen will oversee the proposed research. Dr. Chen has significant experience in big data research and commercialization. He is the founder of the Knowledge Computing Corporation (KCC), a university spin-off IT company and a market leader in law enforcement and security information sharing and data mining. KCC’s COPLINK system, funded by NSF and NIJ (National Institute of Justice), has been adopted by more than 4,500 policy and security agencies in the U.S. In the summer of 2009, COPLINK was acquired by i2 for integration with its popular i2 crime analysis and visualization toolkit, the Analyst’s Notebook; i2/KCC was acquired by IBM in July 2011 for $500M, making COPLINK one of the most financially and programmatically successful UA start-ups in the university's history.

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Dr. Randall Brown

MD, MBA

Medical Advisor

Randall Brown, MD-MBA, Medical Advisor. Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Research Scholar with over 20 years of clinical medical experience in academic tertiary medical center settings. He teaches clinical medicine to residents in training and medical students in both the inpatient hospital setting and outpatient clinic and works closely with CIC to advise on healthcare data mining and disease progression, especially for diabetes. Dr. Brown also has an MBA from the University of Arizona and is passionately involved in using technology to improve patient care world over. Dr. Brown has been the chief advisor on DiabeticLink ever since its inception and has helped make the website more patient friendly.

Joshua Chuang

Lead Developer & Technical Product Manager

As the product technical lead, Joshua believes technologies are for people and he's passionate about developing products that make life better. Joshua has more than ten years of experience in the software development including six years with early stage start-up ventures. He also holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering.

Lubaina Maimoon

Business Development & Market Analysis Specialist

Lubaina believes in effecting change through her actions. She is the business development and market analysis specialist for DiabeticLink and is currently pursuing her Master's in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. She also has a Master's degree in Biotechnology and Bioprocessing from the University of Warwick and aims to use her knowledge of the healthcare industry to try and make the world a better place.

Grace Samtani

Community Manager & Social Media Outreach Specialist

Grace has been a Type 1 Diabetic for the past 18 years. As the community manager for DiabeticLink, she hopes to provide guidance to those who have been recently diagnosed with Diabetes. She is currently studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona with minors in Spanish and ISTA. She aspires to use her personal experience with Diabetes to make Diabetes management an easier process for all those afflicted by this disease.

Casper Nybroe

Designer & Online Marketer

Casper is an entrepreneur from Denmark and is studying Healthcare Technology. He worked as a paramedic and a firefighter for 5 years which has given him extensive knowledge within the healthcare system and patient mentality. Along with his education and his former job Casper has for the past 8 years worked with frontend designs, online marketing and user behavior and mentality.