DIY Diabetes Technology Day Presentation Videos

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DIY Diabetes Technology Day was organised by the OPEN Diabetes Project, the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in UCD and Thriveabetes. We discussed DIY Diabetes technology solutions (such as Nightscout, Open APS, Loop, Xdrip, Spike, etc) and it was attended by people with type 1 diabetes, health professionals and industry.

Video 1: Welcome and Introductions

by Gráinne Flynn, co-founder of Thriveabetes.

Video 2: The Why, How and What of Do-It-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Systems DIYAPS

by Dana Lewis:

Dana is a creator of the “Do-It-Yourself Pancreas System” (#DIYPS), founder of the open source artificial pancreas system movement (#OpenAPS), and a passionate advocate of patient-centered, -driven, and -designed research. Read more about Dana here

Video 3: DIY APS on Android Phones

By Adrian Tappe

Adrian Tappe is a computer scientist and very involved in the voluntary development of open source apps and tools that help people with type 1 diabetics. He was diagnosed with type 1 in 2004. His engagement in the #WeAreNotWaiting community began in 2014 when he joined the NightScout and xDrip development team to help parents, caregivers and patients make better use of their CGM systems including remote monitoring and integration into every days electronic devices breaking the barrier of medical devices and the reality patients live in. He is now one of the main developers of AndroidAPS.

Video 4: The OPEN Diabetes Project:

“Outcomes of Patients’ Evidence with Novel, do-it-yourself artificial pancreas technology”

By Shane O’Donnell

Shane is the co-ordinator of the “OPEN” project which brings together an international and intersectoral consortium of patient innovators, clinicians, social scientists, computer scientists and patient advocacy organizations in order do investigate various aspects of Do-it-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Systems (DIY APS). Shane has lived with type 1 diabetes for 15 years and works as a researcher in the Centre for Data Analytics in UCD.

The OPEN Project is “Outcomes of Patients’ Evidence with Novel, do-it-yourself artificial pancreas technology”.

Video 5: DIYAPS in the Clinic and Research

By Katarina Braune

Katarina is Medical Doctor and post-doctoral researcher, Global advocate and spokesperson in diabetes. Read more about Katarina here.

Video 6: Q&A with Dana Lewis, Adrian Tappe, Katarina Braune and Shane O’Donnell

Video 7: Diabetes Technology Uptake in Ireland

By Kate Gajewska

Kate is a Psychologist, post-doctoral researcher with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, diabetes educator. Kate has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and was diagnosed at age two and currently lives in Dublin with her husband and 2 year old daughter.

Video 8: Access to Diabetes Technology and DIY APS

By Ronan Canavan

Ronan Canavan is a Consultant Endocrinologist in St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin and former Clinical Lead in the National Clinical Programme for Diabetes.

Video 9: Q&A with Ronan Canavan and Kate Gajewska

Video 10: Diabetes Parenting with NightScout

By Keith Garland

Keith Garland lives in South Dublin with his wife Shirley and they are parents to 6 kids, including a 7-year-old boy (Geordan) who was diagnosed with T1D aged 2. Keith is an IT Project Manager, a licensed "radio ham" and a self-confessed hacker! They have been using a range of DIY solutions since 2015 to help with the management of Geordan’s condition. With a keen interest in electronics and telecommunications, Keith has also created some unique bespoke DIY solutions for their son so he has a unique perspective as a carer embracing these technologies.

Video 11: My Journey to DIY APS Looping

By Tomás Mahony

Tomás Mahony: Tomás was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999 and lives in Waterford with his wife Tara and four teenage boys. He is an Electrical Engineer and comes from a farming background. He has recently been recruited into the MAMIL brigade having taken up cycling and triathlons. He has been using OpenAPS since November 2018 and finds that this compliments his low carb lifestyle. He is grateful for all the help that he has received in setting up his closed loop system and is happy to ‘pay it forward’.

Video 12: Final Questions & Answers Session with Tomás and Keith and Closing remarks