DIY to FDA: Howard Look Explains Tidepool + Loop

Loop – the DIY app that helps with automated insulin delivery – may become the first do it yourself diabetes solution to go to the FDA. But why did Tidepool decide to take on this challenge? Stacey talks to Tidepool CEO Howard Look about what this decision means, how it’s going to work and what it means … Continued

Loop, OpenAPS and Other DIY Systems for T1D

This week: OpenAPS, Looping, Happ – a bunch of weird sounding terms that are changing the way many manage diabetes.  Tim Street has lived with type 1 for 28 years, he writes a blog called Diabettech. Tim talks about the DIY systems out there right now (he’s tried almost all of them) and about all … Continued

The Do It Yourself Pancreas Project – Dana Lewis & Scott Leibrand #DIYPS

Worried about alarms she couldn’t hear, Dana Lewis and Scott Leibrand “hacked” into the programming of her CGM. What they learned led them to a do-it-yourself closed loop artificial pancreas system that Dana has been using since December 2014 (and which she wore during their wedding in August). We find out how they did it, why … Continued

The Do It Yourself Pancreas Project – Dana Lewis & Scott Leibrand #DIYPS

Worried about alarms she couldn’t hear, Dana Lewis and Scott Leibrand “hacked” into the programming of her CGM. What they learned led them to a do-it-yourself closed loop artificial pancreas system that Dana has been using since December 2014 (and which she wore during their wedding in August). We find out how they did it, why … Continued

“The Resident” Tackles T1D on Prime Time TV

The Fox TV show “The Resident” takes on type 1 diabetes and gets it right! This week’s episode “The Prince and the Pauper” features two plot lines about diabetes. Stacey speaks with the co-executive producer Andrew Chapman on why this issue and why now. Chapman lives with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) also known as type … Continued

Miss America Nicole Johnson – Still Changing Minds About T1D

It’s been 20 years since Nicole Johnson took the crown, becoming Miss America. That was just five years after she was diagnosed with type 1. At diagnosis, her doctors told her she was too sick to continue college, to pursue her dreams of being a journalist and to have a baby.  Nicole shares how she … Continued

What’s Next for #OpenAPS and Dana Lewis?

Dana Lewis first created #DIYPS in December 2013, just so she could better hear her her continuous glucose monitor (CGM) alarms better. Since that time Dana, and many other diabetes tech pioneers, have pushed forward with the Open Artificial Pancreas System. 5 years later we look at what Dana’s doing now and what she has … Continued

Nightscout & The Nightscout Foundation

The Nightscout Project is an open-source DIY project that lets users see blood sugar numbers from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) on a smartphone, computer, tablet or Pebble watch. It came on the scene in 2013 and continues to grow at astonishing speed. Stacey speaks to Kate Farnsworth, a Pebble watchface designer for the group … Continued