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

LIVINGLIVING

to access data on a diabetes device

uses off-the-shelf hobby components.

"As you can see in the pictures, I've

rigged an amended CGM receiver

inside a Tic Tac box that listens out for

the readings being broadcasted from

my CGM Transmitter" says Omer, this is

then paired with a mobile phone app that

has code developed by the community.

These apps can also track other data

about the patient, for example insulin

treatments, food, insulin sensitivity, etc.

With all this data, we can now start to do

interesting things like predict high and low

blood glucoses and also how to prevent

them with suggestions on adjustments

to your insulin pump. Now we are using

our existing medical devices and data in

a better way, this is achieved with free

Open Source code developed by the

community and cheap electronics like

the xDrip system in my Tic Tac box. The

Tic Tac box illustrates that although the

stuff looks highly technical, it's not really.

It's amusing that it fits so well in a Tic Tac

box, and it keeps the cost down."

Frustration has led to this work and

subsequent innovation, and currently

those involved in the community are

continuing to share. One of the primary

drivers for the community is that there is

stuff that can be useful to their control but

they're not currently being allowed access,

and then there's the matter of cost. CGM

solutions have always been costly, due to

the fact that it's sophisticated equipment.

With this 'workaround', you can get by

without buying the full system, but you do

need the sensor and a transmitter.

Omer says, "The community is about

sharing ideas and freeing our devices and

data - we want different devices working

ABOVE: Click the image to

read the earlier story, Omer's

Odyssey. RIGHT: The hacked

transmitter in a Tic Tac box,

and Tim Omer holding it.

together. But the devices need to be our

choice, not dictated to us by the suppliers.

The idea of different devices talking to

each other is rather limited in the diabetes

arena at present, and presumably in

the medical arena in general. But the

community itself is not restricted by the

limitations that might be part of normal

business for the suppliers."

Safety concerns

But is it safe? Omer's clear about this,

"It's not a million miles away from doing a

blood test and injecting yourself, but it is

more sophisticated. It should make each

decision less of a risk as it's based on more

data, not just on one blood test result. If

I do this, it's my choice. If it's dangerous,

it's my decision. The companies whose

devices we are all using do not give their

permission, support or any compliance

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  6. Accu-Chek Eversense implantable CGM
  7. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  8. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  9. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  10. Diabetes kit diabetes management equipment
  11. Desang diabetes kitbags
  12. diabetic diet
  13. diabetic diet
  14. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
  15. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
  16. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
  17. Tim Omer, hypodiabetic, nightscout, CGM hackers, CGM sensors
  18. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  19. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  20. CGM sensors, continuous glucose monitor, Dexcom, Medtronic Enlite, Eversense implantable CGM, Abbott
  21. CGM sensors, continuous glucose monitor, Dexcom, Medtronic Enlite, Eversense implantable CGM, Abbott
  22. CGM sensors, continuous glucose monitor, Dexcom, Medtronic Enlite, Eversense implantable CGM, Abbott
  23. CGM sensors, continuous glucose monitor, Dexcom, Medtronic Enlite, Eversense implantable CGM, Abbott
  24. CGM sensors, continuous glucose monitor, Dexcom, Medtronic Enlite, Eversense implantable CGM, Abbott
  25. CGM sensors, continuous glucose monitor, Dexcom, Medtronic Enlite, Eversense implantable CGM, Abbott
  26. Neuropad diabetes footcare
  27. diabetic diet, Dr Malhotra, the pioppii diet
  28. Making Carbs Count goat meat
  29. Making Carbs Count goat meat, the nutritional value of goat meat
  30. DRWF diabetes research and wellness foundation events
  31. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  32. Making Carbs Count, goat meat curry, Romy Gil
  33. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  34. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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