Hack Chat Transcript, Part 3

A event log for Hacking Diabetes Hack Chat

Diabetes met a hacker. Diabetes lost.

Dan MaloneyDan Maloney 10/16/2019 at 20:300 Comments

Colin McCrory12:49 PM
I'm not looping at the moment because the only pump I can get right now is the 640G I've just been using it as a CGM. I think I'll give dexcom a try

c448108012:50 PM
@Colin McCrory I'm gonna try doing an open loop with 640G

Dana Lewis12:50 PM
@Colin McCrory not sure if you saw from earlier in the chat, but if you are up for carrying extra stuff, you could start with using 640 as a CGM uploader and wear a loopable pump to start looping, while you explore getting another CGM.

Andrea R.12:50 PM
@Dana Lewis I have back ups for my back ups.

Dana Lewis12:50 PM
(requires internet connectivity though)

Dana Lewis12:50 PM
@Andrea R. :D sounds about right!

c448108012:51 PM
Has there been any attemps to jailbreak / dump the firmware of the commerical devices ?

F5OEO12:51 PM
@Dana Lewis , even you don't use omnipod, I think that it coud be a huge signal as a leader to test it..unfrotunatelly, this kind of experience is always problematic when it deals with your health and your current system is working well ;)

Scott Leibrand12:51 PM
@c4481080 That was what they had to do to crack the OmniPod.

Andrea Limbourg12:52 PM
@F5OEO If you haven't already join the Android APS (toutes pompes) and Looped France groups on FB. They are becoming more and more active. And we had a Loop meet up in Paris last week. There will definitely be more!

Colin McCrory12:52 PM
I think I'll have more luck getting a dexcom than I will getting a loopable pump. Buying a dexcom out of pocket in the UK is easy but as far as I know my local health authority only use the 640g and I cant buy a Dana r unless prescribed by them

Dana Lewis12:52 PM
I'm not sure any extra signal is needed there, lots of folks using it these days.

Dana Lewis12:53 PM
@Andrea Limbourg that's awesome to hear!

F5OEO12:53 PM
Oh , I need to join it, thanks ...

Jon Cluck12:53 PM
If folks are looking for general peer support stuff about T1D, we have a Discord server here (no dev work gets done here tho):

Andrea Limbourg12:54 PM
@Dana Hopefully we can do a build party at some point, but this first meet up was super casual to get to know one another. Nice to be with other loopers though and be able to answer some questions for those who are curious!

Andrea R.12:55 PM
@Andrea Limbourg agreed!

F5OEO12:55 PM
Just for my experience, I never meet such high skill people in openomni project...and the result is there !

Kyle J. Rose12:56 PM
Thank you @Andrea Limbourg for what you are doing helping further bring together this community in France!

Andrea Limbourg12:58 PM
@Kyle J. Rose I'm super happy to be involved. I have gained so much from this community and I feel like I can only give a little but I'll give what I can.

c448108012:58 PM
I'm trying to do my own DIY hacking currently

c448108012:59 PM
non APS related though, Smart Home...

One last question, because no discussion is complete without mentioning machine learning anymore: anyone working on AI closed loop systems? Using Tensor flow to analyze CGM patterns, etc?

F5OEO1:00 PM
Good question...

Jon Cluck1:00 PM
Yeah, marius eriksen (@marius on twitter) has some stuff about working with that

Franziska1:01 PM
@Dan Maloney Hopefully I can start in the next year with it ... anybody else working on it?

Dana Lewis1:01 PM
lots of people who are working on AI/ML...nothing coming to practical real-world use at large scale yet, though. Marius ^ is probably doing the most that I've seen to date.

Dana Lewis1:01 PM


marius eriksen on Twitter

I chatted with @petewarden about how I use Tensorflow to implement model predictive control of glucose levels in my daughter's closed-loop insulin delivery system. (See also:

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Cool, thanks!

Franziska1:01 PM
@Dana Lewis Thanks!

Well folks, that's an hour, so we have to let Dana get back to work if she has to. Of course you're free to stick around as long as you like, Dana - up to you. I just want to say thanks to Dana for the chat, and for the inspiration to start getting into the APS community. This was a great chat and I learned a ton!

Dana Lewis1:02 PM
Thanks everyone for hopping on, and to everyone who's involved in making living with diabetes so much easier!

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Remember that next week we'll be talking about Open Hardware Month with Michael Weinberg from OSHWA:


Open Hardware Month Hack Chat

Michael Weinberg from the Open Source Hardware Association joins us for the Hack Chat on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at noon PDT. Time zones got you down? Here's a handy time converter! It seems like everything and everyone has a special day set aside on the calendar.

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And a transcript will be forthcoming at

Thanks all!!

Dana Lewis1:02 PM
(if anyone wants to chat further/has questions, I'm most active on Twitter, so feel free to say hi over there: @DanaMLewis )

F5OEO1:03 PM
Thx for this quick chat, still learning...

c44810801:03 PM
Thanks for the inspiration

c44810801:03 PM
I'll try to get the Open Loop working this week

Jean-Christian de Rivaz1:03 PM
Thanks to all contributors.

Andrea Limbourg1:03 PM
Thanks for doing this!!

c44810801:06 PM
And thanks for everybody who is doing and improving the APS eco-system

ClearSimpleAndPlain joined  the room.1:14 PM

Casey Halverson1:20 PM
Thank you!