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•Hey there Everyone! = I am Looking for help with a “Loop” related project... Need help with programming —> *Any1 gots shweeet SWIFT programming skills?¿? ~~~> currently “Looping” ( using Humalog), My Hope is to ALSO use Afrezza on a limited/adjunctive basis, primarily for/in 3 specific types of instances. 1.) to bring down run-away or unexpected highs. 2.) for individuals with “brittle” diabetes, high insulin-resistance variability due to things like: sickness,stress,exercise, age, hormone-changes, medications, pregnancy, etc... 3.) for use with fast absorbing, high G.I. foods, &/or large, high-carb meals. due to Afrezza’s ultra-rapid onset, high and fast peak, and a noticeably short tail, But interestingly enough- it has a very gentle landing, so even when trying to bring down those tough, resistant highs, its surprisingly forgiving for those of us who sometimes may treat those “high-highs”, a smidge too aggressively.... It doesn’t slam your bg through the floor deep into the danger zone!!(like most other insulins I’ve tried do). It has (imo) a perfectly complimentary pharmokinetic profile. I Would like to add Afrezzas profile into Loop, and ideally be able to A.) when issuing a bolus, have two “options shown (if “dual mode” option is selected, when turned off- Loop looks and functions 100% normally ). For Dual Mode- The normal BG trend/projected-future graph, would instead have an additional “projected future glucose” line, that would show an alternative “projected-trend”line, based on the “new” modified forecast which would consist of an Afrezza recommendation & a “modified” Humalog recommendation. When performing a “dual” bolus using Afrezza & Humalog. You would receive a confirmation prompt to confirm the Afrezza administration was the correct dosage & the correct admin time. Only after your confirmation does the modified Humalog bolus begin. Due to Afrezzas rapid onset(appx: 2 minutes), if the actual bg #’s don’t follow the projection to within [+-10%] , the “dual mode” is automatically disabled, and the standard recommendation will be enacted. (Either via a prompt for an additional correction bolus, or autonomously via auto basal adjustments. <“prompt” or “auto-basal-correct” option acts as additional safety mechanism, accessible via the settings menu> )The standard projection(currently is based on a single insulin), therefore~ *This project would be more significantly more complicated & time consuming than just adding a “new” insulin model to the list... (we would have to code in the combined pharmokinetic-effects of the two different insulins working together AND &! because the Afrezza is self administered, theres the additional “self-admin-time” variable to account for. I have worked on, & thought-through most of the obvious potential “problems”/challenges that i could think of, but if there is anyone who has some real life experience using Afrezza- your thoughts, opinions, & insights would be extremely valuable, helpful, & and very much appreciated. My focus thus far, has been on “how-to” add & implement this new functionality, while strictly maintaining the pre-existing “safety-features” that were built into the original algorithm. If anyone is interested in helping work on this project,(in whatever capacity you’d enjoy. & as much & as often, or as little & as sparingly as your able. Every little bit helps! ——> you can contact me anytime day or night!! •###Via: email @ ### OR ###Via: call/txt @ (480) 980-4710. •Thanks!! 🙏🏼 -Chad
Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009. | Scottsdale, AZ

I feel compelled to tell my story in an abbreviated fashion. I was diagnosed with type 1 in 1970. I was nine years old. As most of you have heard there wasn't at home bg testing or A1c's. I must have been constantly in dka without knowing it. My family didn't make a big deal about it. I rode my horse & bike, swam in rivers, etc. Basically I could do what I want. In my late 20's, while married I got pregnant by accident. My kidney's went from 100% function to 50% before I knew that I was pregnant. I went to the doctor because I was gaining so much weight quickly. It ends up that it was water retention from the kidneys. Fast forward to 1999 and my function reached 20%. That is the marker to get listed for a transplant. I'm in Southern California and UCLA medical center was doing simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplants. In January 2000 I was officially on the transplant list. Fortunately I never require dialysis. On July 30, 2000 I had my double organ transplant. It was a huge success. It felt incredible to be, "non-diabetic ". My kidney is still functioning perfectly. In January 2008 my pancreas had a rupture. Basically, it was a bowel obstruction at a point where the pancreas was connected to my small intestines. I was at deaths door. It's a very long and convoluted story. There were numerous attempts to save my pancreas, but it just didn't work out. I was in and out of the hospital for two years from bowel obstruction's from scar tissue. It also took me about two years to mourn the loss of my pancreas. I'm sure that all of you can understand how upsetting that would be. Yes, I was fortunate to experience eight years insulin free, but going back to diabetes was much harder the second time around. Before my transplant I wasn't on an insulin pump or CGM. I didn't count carbs, etc. Old school was just looking at a meal and knowing how much to take and it worked fairly well. Complications? My main other complication is severe sensory motor peripheral neuropathy. I'm used to it. I live a very active life with my husband who is still with me through all of this. Thank goodness for him.😇 I ride my bike almost every day and this summer have been swimming also. I do volunteer work. I guess my point is that we can go through quite a bit of crap and still stay strong. It doesn't mean we don't cry, I do. But, the will to be self sufficient has driven me to good health. I guess good health is all relevant. (Ha, ha, ha) If anyone has questions about transplants please private message me. I haven't had any questions, please private message me Below is a picture of my husband and I. I shared this to show you newbies that diabetes doesn't have to destroy you. Remember, I was diagnosed in 1970! Best wishes to everyone!
Living with type 1 diabetes since 1970. | Fountain Valley, CA

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