As a doctor with an academic, clinical, and personal interest in diabetes, I worry that we’re in for a real struggle—and our success is part of the problem. As kids, many of us were outside running around for hours, only coming home for dinner, which rarely, if ever, consisted of junk food or fast food
When it comes to biomedical engineering (BME) today, innovation might just be the most important buzzword around. That’s not because it happens to be the trend of the day across industries already; it’s because in the face of skyrocketing healthcare costs, a rapidly aging global population, and multiplying cases of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, we have no other choice. If our goal is ultimately to create a healthier, more vibrant global society, we must innovate—and radically.