Looping refers to an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic closed loop technology widely available to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes. The members in our diabetes community (Type 1s and parents of Type 1s) are not willing to wait for an approved solution and instead are using Loop. The system is not something that you can purchase from a manufacturer but a system that requires work to install, support to use and equipment to purchase. If you want a perfect system, this is not for you.
Learn more about looping here from those in the community who are already running their own loop … and check out the Facebook group, Looped, for more knowledge.
"We're IN!" This is VERY exciting news to all of us involved (developing and/or using) in the #WeAreNotWaiting, Do-It-Yourself movement. Until now, those running DIY closed loop insulin delivery systems could only use certain, older Medtronic insulin...read more
Here are some great blog posts by Tim Street about his experiences and comments about the new faster-acting insulin, Fiasp. 48 hours with Fiasp. What are my first thoughts on Faster insulin Aspart? My month with the newest kid on the...read more
Today's blog topic is: The Cost of a Chronic Illness. Woooo, there's a lot of room for writing here, including insurance, Medicare, coverage, cost of our care, accessibility and much, much more! I'm talking today about the cost of being an Early...read more
So happy to be back blogging for www.BitterSweetDiabetes.com's annual Diabetes Blog Week, hosted by Karen Graffeo. Some great topics coming your way this week! Today's topic is Diabetes and The Unexpected. And my latest, of a lifetime of "Unexpected's"...read more
The hot buzz these days is all about health apps. Some track exercise. Some act as insulin bolus calculators. Others are log books and reminder alarms ... and more. Here's just an update on the app market. Fitness Trackers ... Are They Accurate? as...read more
I've know Jessica for many many years ... we go way back and we were about the first T1's to start on Dexcom STS, first generation. Jessica went on to work for Dexcom and then Abbott (when they were selling the Navigator CGM). She's now a technology...read more
I am far from even being semi-technical but I can, very slowly following instructions and ask questions kindly, always saying please and thank you. But I just saw an exchange on a site about figuring out how to break the codes on other pumps: This week, there's...read more
I've been using Afrezza intermittently for the past 2 years ... and am continually amazed at how well and how fast it works! What is Afrezza? Developed by Al Mann (who also developed the insulin pump and the cochlear hearing implat, among many other...read more
Here's my LOOPing update. I've been running the RileyLink for about 8 weeks. I started running it OPEN, which means that it is ON but not making and implementing decisions with my insulin pump, based on the algorithm and CGM and carb inputs. After...read more
I am not trying to stir the pot of frustration about Medicare and Dexcom ... but here goes. As I mentioned, Dexcom absolutely CANNOT sell me any product, for cash, because my file shows that I am covered by Medicare. Even if I just want to BUY a transmitter...read more