Friday, February 22, 2013

Disclosure Update.

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At the end of last month I made a fairly important update to this site's disclosure policy, but I know that unless this is your first time here, you're probably not reading that puppy very often. And so, in the spirit of transparency and "things I think you should know about me", I'd like to elaborate on it a bit.

At the end of last year, a guy who had an idea for a new health startup contacted me to see if I'd be interested in being a part of the diabetes side of it. We've had some really good conversations, and the more I think about what this idea can become, the more excited I am that I get to be part of it. That's a good thing, too, since I signed a short-term consulting contract (read: they're paying me) with them last month. (!)

Because the company is so new and still finding its identity/brand/mission/whatevs, it's hard to specify just what exactly my role is there yet, but I can tell you this much and hope to have more information for you soon: the company is called Whitewater Health, and we're creating personal information platforms for people living with chronic disease. Diabetes is the first "thing" we're working on, and I feel very lucky to be part of this - and I hope the relationship can continue for quite some time.

This is something that I'm doing part-time for now, from home, in addition to my regular full-time job, so things have gotten a little busier around here! And if the relationship changes or when I'm finally able to elaborate a bit, you guys will be the first to know. It's important to me that I make clear the relationships I have with those in the diabetes industry to you guys - everyone has biases, and I don't feel I'm doing things the right way if I don't disclose what mine are.

So there you are, and Happy Friday. (Aaron and I - okay, mostly Aaron - will be digging ourselves out of several inches of snow this morning - who's ready for spring??!)


3 comments:

  1. So you're moving over to the "other side". How can we ever trust you again?

    Seriously, we've all learned to trust you (I can really only speak for myself, but you get the idea) and your ideas and missions. I wish you lots of luck, and congratulations on the new gig!

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  2. Awesome! They have chosen a great person to help make the world a better place to live with diabetes. :-)

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