ABCD DTN Diabetes Technology Network, Flash Glucose Monitoring education programme

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have either CGM or a pump to use some

of these tools. Even if you are on multiple

daily injections (MDI) you can still capture

blood glucose readings, food intake,

insulin dose and generate insights as

well as share the data and run analytics

software on it.

"This is not the future," says Slowey,

"It's happening now. Closed loop is

already here with the Medtronic MiniMed

670G. By the early part of next year in

the UK Dexcom's CGM will be working

directly with Tandem's T:slim pump via

Basal Control software to create a closed

loop system. Then there are those already

on DIY APS."

You would be right to ask, 'what

difference does looping make?' "To

me," reveals Slowey, "The single biggest

difference it made to me was sleep. I sleep

through the night without hypos and wake

up in range every single day. Our bodies

are messy machines that change all the

time, so you do have to keep adjusting

personal parameters as you go along."

So would you DIY APS? With

commercial systems you have dedicated

helplines, but with DIY you are relying

more on online support groups and you're

fairly lucky if your doctor approves. But

even with more commercial closed loop

systems, Slowey does not think DIY-ing

will go away. He says, "However I would

argue that we do need open standards.

JDRF has been arguing against 'vendor

locking-ins' where you can only use their

devices, you can't pick and mix with

other available devices, tools and apps.

Commercial systems are black boxes; we

don't know what's inside, how it works

nor what they do with our data. We

should be able to choose the pump and

CGM that suits us best. There's a great

saying, 'nothing about me without me'.

People will always want to choose, it's in

our nature."

RESOURCES: On Twitter: search

#openAPS. Click image below to

download a PDF of Slowey's slideshow.

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  1. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free online diabetes magazine
  2. Medtronic Minimed 640G insulin pump
  3. Page 0003
  4. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  5. Diabetes UK Swansea Type 1 Tech conference November 2019
  6. Page 0006
  7. Home test HbA1c A1C Now
  8. Page 0008
  9. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection kit, injection technique, injecting insulin, injection education, fr
  10. Page 0010
  11. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  12. Partha Kar, Desang diabetes news
  13. Page 0013
  14. Page 0014
  15. Desang Range of Diabetes Kitbags, Desang Classic Kitbag, Desang blood test diary
  16. JDRF Input Fusion, diabetes technology
  17. JDRF Input Fusion, Professor Partha Kar, diabetes technology
  18. JDRF Input Fusion, diabetes technology
  19. JDRF Input Fusion, diabetes technology
  20. Page 0020
  21. Kaleido insulin pump, patch pump, ViCentra diabetes
  22. Page 0022
  23. Trividia Health UK True Metrix blood glucose monitoring (BGM)
  24. JDRF, INPUT, diabetes technology, access diabetes technology
  25. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  26. ABCD DTN Diabetes Technology Network, Flash Glucose Monitoring education programme
  27. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  28. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free online diabetes magazine
  29. Page 0029
  30. Page 0030
  31. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  32. Page 0032
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  34. Chef Anjula Devi, Manchester United, Indian food
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  36. Making Carbs Count
  37. Making Carbs Count white beans, Fenland Celery, carb counting for diabetes
  38. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  39. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  40. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free online diabetes magazine

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