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A compilation of interesting tools, tech, news, and resources I find around the web.


Tidepool is a nonprofit that helps people with diabetes manage their condition by integrating data from devices like CGMs and insulin pumps. They provide tools for data analysis and sharing with healthcare teams, aiming to improve diabetes care and empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health.


I started using the Omnipod pump system in 2018 and I love it.

Omnipod is a tubeless insulin pump used by people with diabetes to manage their blood sugar levels. It delivers insulin through a small, wearable device controlled wirelessly.

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Dexcom G6

The Dexcom G6 sensor is a small, disposable device that is worn on the skin. It measures glucose levels in the interstitial fluid beneath the skin.

The sensor is connected to a transmitter, which wirelessly sends glucose data to a receiver or compatible smart device (such as a smartphone or smartwatch).

The receiver or smart device displays real-time glucose readings, trends, and alerts. It also stores historical data for analysis and review.

The Dexcom G6 is a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system used by people with diabetes to track their blood glucose levels. It connects to my Omnipod to create a closed-loop system (the closest thing to having a pancreas.).

I have used the Dexcom G6 off and on since 2018. It is expensive but super useful. I switched to the FreeStyle Libre when I couldn’t afford the Dexcom.

The Dexcom G6 system provides continuous glucose readings every 5 minutes, allowing users to monitor their glucose levels closely and make informed decisions about insulin dosing, food intake, and physical activity. It also offers customizable alerts for high and low glucose levels, helping users manage their diabetes more effectively and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

More to come…