OpenAPS Part 6

My first interaction between my endocrinologist and my OpenAPS was… interesting. I have never been excited to walk into my endocrinologist’s office. In most of the 20 years that I’ve had T1D, I have been so fortunate to have some of the most involved care teams. I owe them a lot, but that doesn’t mean…

OpenAPS Part 5

Welcome to the 5th part of the OpenAPS series! I have been using my OpenAPS for 2 months now, so here are some things that I wish I had known before starting my journey with the system: Metal case Using a metal case is not the best idea for a few reasons: The rig overheats pretty easily…

What is OpenAPS: Part 4

Since building my OpenAPS a month and a half ago, I have received innumerable questions about what it is and how it works by people with and without T1D. For this reason, I have written an explanation for folks who are looking to learn more or share a concise explanation with their communities. The explanation…

OpenAPS In Progress Part 3

What will you make? – the tagline on every piece of the Edison Just a pancreas, no big deal. I really did not think I would be writing a part 3 to this series so soon, but big things have happened! To recap: I decided to start an OpenAPS project, it took forever for the…

OpenAPS In Progress Part 2

The internet sucks. I have work up to my eyeballs. BUT this feels like self-care though, which is unexpected. How long will I be able to let my Open APS function on offline mode? Over the past week, I have received the last of my supplies for the OpenAPS project, which is really freaking exciting….

OpenAPS In Progress Part 1

On September 30th, Diabetes Canada held the 2017 Type 1 Expo in Vancouver. I went representing Connected In Motion, and I learned so much. Notably, I learned about stem-cell research that is going on at UBC, bolusing for Fat-Protein Units, super bolusing, and OPEN APS. I had heard about all of these things before, but there…