I’ve know Jessica for many many years … we go way back and we were about the first T1’s to start on Dexcom STS, first generation. Jessica went on to work for Dexcom and then Abbott (when they were selling the Navigator CGM). She’s now a technology consultant based out of Berkeley. Her comments are excellent and I must tell you, she manages her diabetes with a great deal of technical skill and attention.
Jessica’s Take Away after 3 or so months of looping with the RileyLink
Average has dropped about 5-10 points (not much, but it’s a bit)
Time spent above 160 reduced by more than half (now around 13% vs used to be 29%). That is awesome
Less swings; std deviation was 52 but is now 36. I think this will improve, even before we take the next step
I spend a lot more time managing diabetes, mainly because RileyLink goes from online to offline throughout the day. So I have to constantly be checking on it. If the red circle was there for a while sometimes I manually compensate (I couldn’t agree with her more. It does require a lot of attention and rebooting and retuning. But I am reminded that this is still a do-it-yourself project!)
Pump battery only lasts 5-6 days. I’m using cheap Duracells from Costco. (Very true … I’m trying to make my AAA battery in my Medtronic 723 last 7 days but just barely.)
Exercise is problematic as my basal manipulation pattern for exercise doesn’t work any more. My software partner told me he thought it was because my body was accessing and using glucose differently. My goal is to tell Loop up to 4 (?) hrs in advance when […]