I just read this piece from Dana Lewis’ blog.
Dana, if you don’t know, is part of the team that has put together a closed loop artificial pancreas system via “hacking.” They call it a DIYPS (Do it yourself pancreas system) and it’s not currently following any FDA approval or guidance. It’s sort of renegade.
You can read more on their website. I was particularly interested in the TuDiabetes community’s opinion on the blog post I linked to where Dana writes about the attitudes of some folks at the FDA that their hacking approach is dangerous. I’ve honestly had zero opinion on this until reading her piece. The part that stands out the most to me is this quote:
Safety is what drives the #wearenotwaiting movement. In my case, I refuse to sleep another night with the fear that I won’t wake up in the morning because there’s not an FDA-approved system on the market that will wake me up if my life is in danger
So I’m curious what your opinions are on these “renegade” hacked devices are. Dangerous? More dangerous than not having access to them at all?