#OpenAPS -Week 1 in Review

After one week with #OpenAPS, I can see why everyone that is using it can’t stop talking about it. It requires significantly less attention than traditional diabetes management, but all of the information is available to you all the time.  I have had some amazing results so far and I have not enabled any of the advanced features yet.

Here are the stats; the left shows data before the artificial pancreas, the right shows after. I should also mention, again, that the week prior was what I would have considered an ‘outstanding week’ before #OpenAPS:

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Here are some of my lessons learned:

  • Never rely on internet connectivity or servers: I heavily use the ‘offline’ looping option mentioned here at night and during train rides into the office. I had a few instances where I lost internet connectivity and went high or low because the device couldn’t finish its thought. Which leads to:
  • Highs and Lows still happen, they are less severe and mostly treated by leaving it alone, but I think I still need to figure out how to work with the new system and not over-do food or insulin to correct the situation.

That’s it for now, very excited about the results so far and hope to have continued improvement!