Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors

KITLIVING

data and downloading it is a hassle. You

may be able to see 24 hours of results on

a CGM receiver but you can't see beyond

that. You have to get to a computer to

download it, to see it fully, and then be

able to properly consider making changes

to your medication, if needed. Also what

help is seeing what has happened in the

past? My diabetes is real-time, therefore

I need real-time feedback on how to

manage it."

Not waiting

The community movement

#WeAreNotWaiting started on social

media in the US a couple of years ago

with one of the first community projects

known as NightScout (read more in

the Read More section at the end of

the article). The main participants were

initially parents of children with diabetes

who wanted to know their kids were safe

in the night (hence 'night scout'). One

participant discovered that they could

connect a CGM receiver to a Smartphone

making all the readings viewable on the

phone's screen. Omer explains, "They

found a hack to get real-time access to

the data from the CGM receiver onto a

mobile phone which meant that they now

had the data they wanted on the device

they wanted it on."

As it happens, the newer CGM models

do now work on smartphones, a solution

that has been in development for a while.

Critics of hacking point out that monies

best put into developing the products is

being diverted into making sure the devices

can't be hacked; the manufacturers do

not want to be held liable for anything

untoward that might happen to patients

using their technological solutions. So it

is understandable that the manufacturers

want to be in charge of the products they

manufacture.

Says Omer, "This is about patient

control, where they can innovate based

on their own requirements. The patient

decides what to do with their data.

LEFT:

ABOVE:

We've been able to send data to a

smart watch, taking my real-time data

to a location I can review in real-time. I

am using the technology I already have

better and not being dictated to by the

device manufacturers and restricted to

their devices for reviewing my data. The

movement is not a business or company,

its people with a shared interest in using

our Diabetes technology and data better

and sharing this with others."

Hacked off

Hacking is a very broad term, often with

extremely negative connotations. The

main aspect of the hacking being done

continued over

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  6. Accu-Chek Eversense implantable CGM
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  9. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  10. Diabetes kit diabetes management equipment
  11. Desang diabetes kitbags
  12. diabetic diet
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  18. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
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  31. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
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