I was ecstatic to learn that Dana Lewis, who designed the OpenAPS system with Scott Leibrand, was going to be a keynote speaker at the Australian Health Informatics conference #HIC18 in Sydney. I was very fortunate in being able to meet her and Scott, and the brilliant group of Sydney loopers, at the Opera House … Continue reading Dana Lewis – patients are experts
There was a lot of talk about co-designing diabetes health systems with patients at #HIC18 and I was pleased to see a session on consumer co-design scheduled at the Australian Diabetes Congress (August 22-24) in Adelaide. I was not able to attend the conference but I'm sure the main messages were summed up by this slide: User … Continue reading Consumer co-design
Drumroll please... Results Three months prior to looping › first three months of looping Predicted HbA1C 8.2 › 6.8 Time in range of 43% › 70% (76% in Nightscout) Average glucose 10.5 › 8.2 (8.3 in Nightscout) Standard deviation 3.6 › 2.6 Lows 1% › 1% Before Dexcom Clarity report After Nightscout report So far so good For … Continue reading The verdict is in!
A frustrating start I was finally on the verge of looping and yet the last bit of the wait seemed the longest. We had all the pieces and my partner Michael had installed everything. But it wouldn't work. It took us awhile to figure out that the Edison I had required an external antenna! One … Continue reading Starting to loop
As well as logging my data in Nightscout and trying to be more mindful of everything I did with my diabetes, I thought it would be worth a visit or three to a diabetes educator. But it had to be the right one... I had seen an absolutely lovely woman at my diabetes clinic over … Continue reading Refresher course in T1D
I ordered the parts for my OpenAPS rig and waited impatiently for them to arrive. I couldn't wait to get started! Piece by piece, the life-changing system arrived at my front door. In unassuming brown boxes from around the world. I didn't have a compatible insulin pump despite pumping for 18 years so the hunt … Continue reading Getting ready to loop
Within weeks of writing that first post in 2017 I realised everything had changed. Medtronic had launched their 670G hybrid closed loop system in the US and pivotal trials were underway for systems by Bigfoot Biomedical, Beta Bionics, Insulet, Diabeloop and TypeZero/Tandem/Dexcom. The dawn of the artificial pancreas had well and truly begun. It was … Continue reading The dawn of the artificial pancreas