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SF-BayArea LOOP meeting
Our meetings focus on people who are pursuing the LOOP artificial pancreas system. This is the DIY system that you build yourself at home using 4 components: 1. An older Medtronic pump (see LOOPkit below for models) 2. An Apple iPhone 3. A RileyLink connectors (details in LOOPkit below) 4. Dexcom G4/G5/G6 CGM, or Medtronic CGM At the meeting we share our knowledge, techniques, tips and tricks-- all in the name of blood sugar management. As LOOPers know, we are using self-built devices and we rely on each other for tech support as well as moral support. And we celebrate our victories together too. Most meetings will be in Walnut Creek. We occasionally hold some of the meetings at other locations (San Jose, SF) depending on the interest. Note, we won't be building Loop systems at this meeting, but let us know if you might be interested. Build documentation and full, crowdsourced user manual for the system here: https://LOOPkit.github.io/LOOPdocs/ (it's actually a nice user guide). Facebook page for this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheLoopedGroup/ Sign up below to let us know if you can make it and feel free to forward this invite!

Diablo Clinical Research

2255 Ygnacio Valley Rd # M · Walnut Creek, ca

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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.

#WeAreNotWaiting !!

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