Learning about Looping and DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems

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A study day for Healthcare Professionals to learn about Do-it-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Systems and Type 1 Diabetes Management.

  • From: Friday 5 April 2019, 9 am
  • To: Friday 5 April 2019, 4.30 pm
  • Registration: 8:30 am
  • Location: Adams Room, Nottingham Conference Centre, Newton Building, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Friday 5 April 2019, 8.00 am

Event details

Do-It-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Systems (DIYAPS) have been developed by people with Type 1 Diabetes to automate diabetes self-management. These systems use smartphone applications to automate insulin delivery by establishing feedback loops between continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps. This movement is growing rapidly following recent advancements in diabetes technologies and many healthcare professionals are unfamiliar with DIYAPS.

The study day* will provide healthcare professionals with learning and networking opportunities relating to:

  • To better understand why and how people with Type 1 Diabetes are using technologies to create DIYAPS
  • To become familiar with the hardware and software used to build DIYAPS
  • To recognise how online communities provide peer-support on DIYAPS
  • To explore issues relating to professional practice
  • To identify opportunities for auditing and researching DIY Pancreas Systems

*Approval for CPD by Royal Colleges is pending

Book your place

The cost to attend this study day is £85 per delegate. The price includes all refreshments and lunch. To book your place, please register using NTU's Online Store. For further information about this event, please email Dr Peter Jennings.


8.30 - 9 amRegistration and refreshments
9:15 - 10 amExperiences of using DIY systems
10 - 10.30 am Overview of DIY System Hardware
10.30 - 11 am Step 1: Accessing Flash Glucose Data using MiaoMiao X-drip or Spike
11 - 11.20 amRefreshment break
11,20 - 12.45 pmStep 2: Understanding Android Artificial Pancreas System
12.45 - 1.30 pmLunch
1.30 - 2 pmStep 3: Building and Using Nightscout
2 - 2.30 pmStep 4: Trouble-shooting DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems
2.30 - 3.10 pmHCP’s Perspectives on DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems
3.10 - 3.30 pmRefreshment break
3.30 - 4.15 pmExploring Audit and Research Opportunities
4.15 - 4.30 pm Conclusions
4.30 pmStudy Day finishes

Location details


Nottingham Conference Centre
Newton Building
Burton Street

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Dr Peter Jennings