Doug Kanter
ePatient Scholar; Founder, Databetes

About Me

Doug Kanter is the founder of Databetes, a graduate of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, a designer and photographer

At ITP, Doug expanded his creative skills with a focus on interaction design and data visualization. His work has been featured in the BBC, Fast Co. Design, Flowing Data and Quantified Self. His blog of ITP work is available here.

While at NYU Doug launched Databetes, a company developing software to help diabetes patients better manage their condition. As a type-1 diabetic since 1986, Doug is interested in creating new ways to better use medical and lifestyle data to improve health outcomes. Doug led Databetes to a win in the 2013 NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge. Databetes also took part in the NYU Sumer Launchpad and has received support from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund. Doug has also been named an ePatient for the Stanford MedicineX conference. He blogs about living with diabetes at

At Medicine X 2015

Friday, September 5 12:00 pm (Plenary Hall)
Part 3: Patient with Chronic Illness - The New Self-Tracker?
The public perception of self-tracking has matured in just a few short years, transforming from a buzzworthy curiosity into a powerful tool with implications for how we engage with our health, data, and... Read more
Saturday, September 6 1:20 pm (Lower Lobby)
Self-Tracking: A Year of Diabetes Data
Saturday, September 6 2:20 pm (LK 130)
We are not waiting - how ePatients can take medical devices (and healthcare) to the next level
What if we didn't have to rely on medical device manufacturers to innovate in order to improve the quality of life for patients? What if patients could take their existing medical devices and use new applications... Read more
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