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Are you interested in using a do-it-yourself, closed loop, artificial pancreas system?


Yes, I use OpenAPS / AndroidAPS / Loop






Yes, I use RileyLink






Yes, but I haven't done it yet






Yes, but I'm waiting to use a more modern insulin pump






No, I'm waiting for a commercial system






No, I can't find or afford the hardware






No, for some other reason






I don't know what this is






Total votes: 21


Are you interested in using a do-it-yourself, closed loop, artificial pancreas system?

Poll dates: December 13-20, 2017
Total Votes: 21

We in the type 1 community follow closely the progress of the many companies working to build a closed loop, automated insulin delivery system. One company has commercialized the beginnings of such a system (Medtronic). But it is very primitive compared with the true goal of automated delivery, especially given the incredible results reported in clinical trials of many systems.

What if you could have a true closed loop system today? Well, you can -- if you're willing to build it yourself.

Beginning in late 2013, Dana Lewis and Scott Leibrand began work that would lead to the first do-it-yourself, closed loop, automated insulin delivery system: OpenAPS. Fast forward to December 2017 and the number of people using a do-it-yourself system has grown significantly. All you need is an old Medtronic insulin pump, a Dexcom CGM, and the willingness to tinker with a controller.

To learn more, see:

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Last Updated: Wednesday December 20, 2017 19:17:18
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