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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.
Yeah but it's a new system. It's going to take a bit of time to learn to trust it. It's natural
Hey @Mel dCP - is this something you could patent?
No, it’s using code freely available to all, and the instructions to build the RileyLink are also freely available. I’ve just picked and chosen the bits of code I need for my pump and CGM to build my own personal app.
Seems a shame because there is no doubt it's going to make a big difference to your life, once all it's little ways and kinks are understood/sorted.
Not everyone could do this - paramedic and diabetes clinic special loop instructor job beckoning?
It’s freely available to everyone, anyone can have it, which I just love. It’s a really altruistic community. Someone from California even sent me a USB stick with a patch for my elderly laptop so that I could use it to build the app
I just had a quick look at this, did I read it right? of the 89 in the study, during the year prior to libre they had 14 DKAs, 11 a&e hypo visits and 10 999 ambulance calls?!? I feel I'm missing out! (Finger in the air I reckon +£30,000 cost to the NHS) - but none in the 6 months whilst using the libre
OMG what has been going on here, who lowered the tone, come on own up, or should I get my detective hat on ...............who was it ?
@Robinredbreast the stars make it look worst than it is!!!!
AND on a much better note my BG is 5.6 BUT on a south easterly direction.....Dinner time is here so will sort that arrow out very soon
I must admit I have, so far, been very happy with my new Libre, just 12 days old and with an appointment with Gp on Thursday, for something else, he should have the letter from DSN regarding putting sensors on repeat prescription, if not I will be without !
Hmmm, asking is always much more polite and there's also benefit of the doubt............... optimistic too
I declare myself as innocent as I can be, given that I'm married, have a child and am a woman of the world .......
That's not Boris Johnson under there is it..........
@slip yes you read that correctly. I couldn’t believe it either. In fact in the breakdown 5 people called for 11 ambulances between them Also interesting that for 4 their anxiety worsened using it due to seeing what your levels are actually doing behind your back. Personally I think this is why some Type 1s are taking the lower carb intake route.
Now, who would mislead anyone on here
Mel's already answered, but the obvious question is why would one want to patent it? Patents are there to allow people to share technology while retaining commercial advantage. In the case of all this free tech going around the diabetes world (ie the unofficial stuff like xdrip, loop etc, not the paid for tech like libre or the pumps), it can't be commercial because it's not got the massive amounts of expensive formal testing + paperwork required for medical devices. And communications are rather better these days than when patents were invented, so the sharing bit can happen without the patent.
Patents aren't cheap either...
@evilclive - ah well. P'raps not then!
Hope your cat makes a full recovery, bless him @slip
Spent a cheerful hour or so trimming pond oxygenators, now muddy, smelly and happy, except for one thing. Quite a few fry came out with the extra plants, little things about an inch long. All put back in amongst the weed, I thought, but just found one that’d fallen on camouflaging mud. Feeling guilty now.
No wonder the grass snake’s arrived, but the fry hide in the weed so hopeful. A bigger couple are just beginning to swim in more open water and surface for food grabs.