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

KITLIVING

to what we are doing, but likewise they

do not have responsibility for it. This is

down to me, it's my data, it's my life, and

my life choices. I feel safer now I have

the technology I've created, but it's not a

cure, it's an improvement. All the data, if

used correctly and parceled up in a way I

can understand easily, can help me make

better decisions. Let's face it, all diabetics

are doing this every time they stop to

calculate what dose to give themselves

with an insulin pen or using the bolus

option on the insulin pump. This is just

another way of using what's to hand in

terms of technology and technology

can do this a lot more often and more

accurately then I can.

"Technology is moving on, it is getting

better, but it is often expensive, limited

and beyond the reach of many. Diabetes

is with me for life and I need to understand

and manage it the best I can. Reducing

the cost of the diabetes technology, using

the data in better ways to help me make

informed decisions before problems

happen, allows me to better manage my

condition. This reduces pressure on me

by having a system handle the constant

calculations and review of my data and,

arguably, helping the NHS, as I am more

empowered and independent in the

management of my condition."

Omer is open about what he's doing

and how he's doing it, and also about

sharing the knowledge that he has. Are

there really 'hacking parties' going on?

"No. I have made something for me and

it's my responsibility. I can't make one for

you. I can share my knowledge, but I will

not give you a device."

Tech advances

This Tic Tac technology is known as xDrip

by the community. There are xDrip parties

where one or two people teach others in

the room what to do to make their own

device. They do not do it for you, but

if you understand it, you can do it for

yourself. This is the community sharing

FURTHER READING:

Tim Omer explains further about diabetics hacking their medical

tech: hypodiabetic.co.uk

Read his article, 'Empowered citizen 'health hackers' who are

not waiting': bmcmedicine.com

An exhibition at the Science

Museum, Beyond the Lab:

The DIY Science Revolution

ran last summer in which Tim

Omer participated, showed

how ordinary people are

taking science into their own

hands. As their marketing

stated, "When we think of

science we tend to think of

big laboratories filled with

hi-tech machinery and lots

of people in white coats. But

science isn't always like that."

sciencemuseum.org.uk

innovation and empowering others.

Looking to the future Omer is pretty

convinced that this will continue: "As a

patient with diabetes, I'm still keen to

keep pushing this forward. Technology

if used correctly can improve our

management of Diabetes, but we need

to stop overwhelming patients with data

and start making that data work for them

by giving them informed and actionable

information. I suspect that, as we share

more, and do more ambitious projects

we will start to see more creative use of

our data. We now have multiple Artificial

Pancreas Systems developed by the

community in use, I created a mobile

app based on the community code to

give me suggestions on my smart watch

when to adjust my insulin pump, this is

all shared and provided as free Open

Source code that others also use. My

app is not closed loop, which is where

the dosing would happen automatically

based on those suggestions and

without human intervention. It is what's

called an open loop system, as it gives

you suggestions on how to adjust your

dosing which you then choose to follow

or not. It's still about making your own

decisions, but now I do not have to stop

and think about reviewing, checking,

analyzing what to do, the system does

it for me every 15mins. My diabetes

technology and data is now working for

me by giving me informed suggestions

when needed, not yelling at me when it

all goes wrong and it is too late!"

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
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  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
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  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
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  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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