What we're about
New to LOOP or wondering if you’re getting the most you can from it?
LOOP is a do-it-yourself/build-it-yourself Artificial Pancreas ("AP") system. It is an open-sourced technology created by members of the T1 community for the T1 community.
Come meet others in-person with similar interests together with a wealth of experience. We’re a self-organized group of individuals with Type 1 or parents/partners of Type 1 diabetics wanting hands-on, live interaction about the LOOP system.
We are looking to share our experiences using the Loop AP system, and discuss techniques we have used to maintain or improve our blood sugar management with LOOP. We aim to leverage our collective knowledge; supplement the online forums that exist; possibly create a searchable database or documents; and share this with our group and the greater Loop community. There is also a growing number of tools/apps that can be used with LOOP to manage diabetes, and we can explore these too.
We will be starting with people who are already using LOOP, and possibly expand the scope. Let us know if you're interested in coming to meetings.
Citizen science is a powerful tool. Together we have "swarm intelligence" that is created by ordinary people, each with pieces of knowledge, pooling their resources-- similar to how bees survive and promote their hive. Not only is this knowledge unavailable in the traditional healthcare system, but we as users often get the results first. That is invaluable for managing T1.