May 29, 2023

There is a revolution in the Type 1 diabetes community and thousands of people are now hacking their insulin pumps for better blood sugar management. CNBC’s Erin Black, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 20 years ago, decided to try out the hacked system. Here’s what happened.

Sugar control. i mean a cure in 50 years this is an insulin pump. no, it’s not a beeper. it’s a device that type 1 disease that affects over 1.2 million americans, where your pancreas does not inject it using needles or a pump. managing blood sugars is difficult and but a few years ago people figured out how them into artificial pancreas, which automatically adjust

Insulin levels as sugar line is smoother and steadier. the pressnall family decided to make a after having to wake up multiple times a night to make sure her blood sugar was night taking care of ella a kind of situation. openaps make adjustments to her basal. it’s a free, open-source project that aims to make basic artificial little as $150. when you see the basal

Insulin getting 300 times, those are three hundred decisions that you didn’t have to make then then myself. here’s how it works. the app hits your blood sugar number the mini computer then converts the phone’s bluetooth to a radio signal so creating a closed-loop system, or what many call an artificial pancreas. automatically give me insulin. so i called dr. earl hirsch,

Who is a diabetes relatively new. it has not been formally tested by the fda. we’re using old that i personally don’t know of any major problems that have occurred. so i ordered all the equipment, built the system and gave it a try. the first night was pretty nerve-racking. sleeping can be because you can’t feel low blood sugars in your sleep but the results were getting

And gave me a perfectly smooth graph. so here’s what my blood sugar’s like now. but there is a catch to this technology. the only reason this is send external commands to the device. but and last year came out with a pump that works very similar to the hack system so we actually work with the fda on an accelerated timeline in order to bring the fda for about a year and a

Half. the hybrid closed loop system was with the cooperation with the fda actually quite quickly. the 670g became available in the company warned against using the hack car, right? if you’re going to take a personal risk to say this isn’t whatever happens, happens, then obviously without that risk that has flexibilities that are allowed. medtronics is over 120,000 patients

Using fda-approved one. for one, it cost about insurance and children under the age of seven can’t use the 670g. plus, some to move the features and make adjustments to the system very, very group is infinitely flexible and very responsive to the needs of the actual help people manage their diabetes. now the company is on track to get this hack diabetes and i just couldn’t

Believe how painfully terrible all of the software this is ridiculous. why doesn’t somebody people who are just nervous about building their own system. and we feel safe and effective. tidepool’s app will fix the flaws and give the diy manufacturers i’ll be working with but the hope is that diabetics could choose using. they’re also several other companies with their own

Systems on the i’ve been using the hack system for a few weeks now and i don’t plan on less effort from me to get them that way. but the system still isn’t perfect. myself insulin for meals and anytime there’s a problem i really don’t know i plan to keep using this hack system until a better option is available.

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Diabetics Are Hacking Their Own Insulin Pumps By CNBC