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Hey y'all! I'm a T1, have been for 18 years Could someone please explain this loop thing? I have an older pump. I'm really tired of pumping, so looking for insight and knowledge! Thanks guys!

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type 1 diabetes
Lansing, MI
The loop relates to the glucose sensor/insulin delivery setup. A closed loop system has both feesing the same device i.e. Tandem slim:x2 + Drxcom g6; open loop is the infusion set/pump separate from meters/CGM (how it's been done since pumps' inception.

type 1 diabetes
the xlosed loop is supposed to work more like a real pancreas. the pump recieves the BG imfo drom the semsor and using the sensirivity , basal , active imsulin and other settings it reaponds like a negatube ferd back loop like a thermostat sort of. Giving tou a nolus, alowing or atopping basal rates etc to keep your levels under conteol. i have not ever used one or seen one but i am a RN CDE and worked very xloaley with mwdteinic aevwral years afo when they wjere qoeking on " xlosing the loop" . i am not practixing now thouhj so am unsure what is even on the market mow. i sure hope that helped.

type 1 diabetes
sam do you know wjat vompanies jave tje loop vapabolitu rigjt mow?

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type 1 diabetes
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type 1 diabetes
Auburn, WA
Are you referring to the Medtronic 670G insulin pump?

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Daytona Beach, FL
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Daytona Beach, FL
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