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Life with the DIY Loop

About a year ago, I started DIY “looping” with my Omnipod tubeless pump and a Dexcom G6. DIY looping basically means hacking your insulin pump with a single-board computer, such a Raspberry Pi or Riley Link, to make it communicate with an existing continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to make basal adjustments accordingly.

For this reason, many people with type 2 stand to gain as much as people with type 1 from the increased control, accuracy, and convenience insulin pumps may offer. In this article, one woman shares her experience learning to use a Medtronic insulin pump to help manage her type 2 diabetes.

Everything you need to know this week about type 1 diabetes and coronavirus updates, in one easy-to-read place!

Everything you need to know this week about type 1 diabetes and coronavirus updates, in one easy-to-read place!

Everything you need to know this week about type 1 diabetes and coronavirus updates, in one easy-to-read place!

We're going to take the opportunity to share out some critical resources each week that may help people get through this challenging coronavirus pandemic with the help of partners and experts.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense pressure on both individuals with T1D, and the organizations who provide them with vital supplies and medications. While there’s no doubt that people with T1D face a more uncertain and risk-filled future as we navigate quarantine and social distancing, there have been some promising steps from several sides that have …

the liver can be just as important as the pancreas in treating type 1 diabetes

Diasome Pharmaceuticals announced positive results this week from a Phase 2 study of its injectable hepatocyte directed vesicle (HDV) additive for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes. The news could prove a major step forward for therapies that aim to improve and optimize the way insulin is used and metabolized by the body. In …

Woman showing another woman data on her smartphone about health and exercise.

The T1D Exchange Registry launched last year, and it’s begun to provide a fascinating and vital look into some of the more detailed aspects of life with type 1 diabetes. From your age of diagnosis to frequency of testing, we’ve learned more about how you’re living, working, and caring for diabetes across the country.

Data security is paramount for health registry databases

Today, January 28th, has been designated by the Council of Europe as Data Privacy and Protection Day since 2007, and recognized two years later by the U.S. Congress in 2009.