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.
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 about 2 weeks, I...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 CASH, the...read more
Oh, what fun! I was invited back onto the Bonnie Sher Show today to speak about LOOPing ... running a closed loop hybrid insulin delivery system, using RileyLink. I had about 20 minutes to explain about the closed loop system and my experiences over the past 6...read more
Bonnie Sher Show, here I come, AGAIN! I'll be Bonnie's T1 CoHost on her program on UBN radio/tv this Thursday, 2/23/17, to talk about my experiences with the hybrid RileyLink closed loop insulin delivery system that I've been trying for the past 3 weeks. It's been...read more
Wes is one of the greats of Nightscout and #WeAreNotWaiting ... and he's an amazing and fully committed guy. Here's his take on Closed Loop Proof of Concept: Successful PROOF of Concept! ...BUT our family will be taking this transition much much slower than first...read more
HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED BEHIND A LOOP? Nightscout superstar/superdad/super guy gives you a glimpse! Thank you, Nightscout, Loopers and CGM in the Cloud! When I looked behind our Loop, I found the following individuals creating, implementing, and supporting our Loop. That...read more
No, I have not gone to the dark side ... and this article is wildly techie. But since we're talking closed loop systems (yes, the hot topic in 2017, a great conversation starter!), this article is written by one of the really knowledgeable hackers/techies, looking at...read more
I’ve know Judi for many many years, from the diabetes online community. She’s been living with T1 for 59 years!!! AND she’s the mom of the illustrious journalist and T1, Mike Hoskins of DiabetesMine. So Judi, at the tender age of 63 starting looping. Courageous,...read more
I'm onto my 10th day of running the RileyLink closed loop system. And I'm learning by leaps and bounds, and still adjusting settings. The resources available to me are astounding and so very kind and responsive. So ... here are some snaps of my Loop App as well as...read more
LOOPing is the latest and coolest new buzzword in the diabetes community. It is often synonymous with artificial pancreas but I resist the urge to confuse the two. Looping, either in the do-it-yourself d-community or waiting for the traditional corporate new...read more