In the News… insulin rationing, DIY tech studies, iLet pump research and more!

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/24739683/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_521_Final_In_the_News.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”24739683″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]It’s It’s “In the News…” a look at the top diabetes stories and headlines of the past seven days. This week: a troubling new study about how many people with diabetes ration insulin, a new study looks at OpenAPS compared…

A screen shot of a Loop control panel and a women researcher with computer imagery

“I think it’s just the beginning” – A new way to test DIY pump systems from UVA

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/24417282/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_512_Final_UVA_Open_Source_Testing.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”24417282″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Researchers at UVA recently published a study called Design and Validation of an Open-Source Closed-Loop Testbed for Artificial Pancreas Systems. They say what they’ve set up here is quote – a valid tool that can be used by the…

Tidepool Loop pictured on smartphone and watch

DIY to FDA: Howard Look Explains the Tidepool Loop Submission

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/18140753/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_356_final_Loop_FDA_Look.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”18140753″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Right now, the very first diabetes technology with roots in the do-it-yourself community is in front of the FDA. Tidepool CEO Howard Look joins us to talk about what, if approved, will be a prescription mobile app controller: Tidepool…

Kevin and Melissa Lee

“You Can Either Help Us or Understand We’ll Do It Anyway.” One Couple’s Story in the DIY Diabetes Movement

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/14638808/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_304_Kevin_Melissa_Lee.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”14638808″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Melissa and Kevin Lee played an important role in what we know now as NightScout and the DIY movement.  Their interest was initially sparked because they wanted to have children. Melissa lives with type 1 and Kevin has an engineering…

She Is Not Waiting: Carson & DIY Omnipod Loop: / Baseball GM Dave Peterson

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11176529/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/445599/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”” download_link_text=”” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_249_final_Carson_Omni_Loop_Peterman.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”445599″ libsyn_item_id=”11176529″ /] Would you ask your teenage daughter to be among the first to try a new DIY diabetes method? Carson’s family did. She’s been Looping with Omnipod since last fall; as far as we know, she’s the first teenager to do…