A Little Intro

Where to begin?

I’ve been a type 1 diabetic since I was 5 years old, I’ve never really known life without it. I work in IT so I have always had an interest in technology and I’be been following diabetes tech since the days of a Jet injections, the glucowatch and I have been on a pump since I was 17, I’m now 34 and using Ominpods.

A couple of years ago I tested the G5 CGM’s, they were amazing. A full 24 hour of monitoring with only a couple of calibrations. Now the G6’s are here, they are smaller with no (although I do a couple) calibrations.

Now for the fun. a couple of years ago I started reading about closed loop systems, in place of a cure they seem the next best option. I read as much as i could, i saw they were making it work with Medtronic pumps and a G6 and they were working on the Omnipods. In preparation I ordered a Rileylink as that is the key piece of tech to link my phone with a G6 to my Omnipod.

The software was released last month (May 2019) and this month (April) I took the plunge. I’m going to note down day by day how it goes for me. This might end well, this might end badly. Let’s see what happens.

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