If you have the settings correctly adjusted, then its possible that the algorithm isn’t a good fit. I think you would prefer to talk to someone other than me, though. I’m gonna direct him to you. Do you find that you are able to alter your eating as a method of making the bolus calculations work? Does it work for small meals or low carb meals?
Loop was always a bad fit for me because I’m not a carb counter. Have you always used a bolus calculator? If you need help doing bolus testing for meals, I can help you with that. I’m good at bolus testing. Let me know if you think that is the hangup.
If you have only been on the thing 2 weeks, then I would expect the settings to be correct.
How long did you spend verifying your settings before starting loop? I spent a long, long time because the RileyLink was backordered when I started by a month or 6 weeks. Around Christmas there was (possibly) a change in the algorithm during an update. That threw everything out of control for me. Prior to the update, things were Ok, so I’m suspicious that they used a more conservative algorithm as the number of users is growing. The first algorithm might have been more aggressive and more effective. But, some people will disagree with that statement.
Without any forum for the community to discuss these things in detail, I don’t think we will get to the bottom of it. DO NOT make a statement critical of the algorithm on their forum. They will not be friendly to that.
If there were a lot of Loop users that moved over here, you could form your own discussion section and could make a strong, meaningful dialog. Right now, there are only about 4 of you here.
Its hard because either you have fully tested and implemented appropriate controls, or you haven’t. If you have, either the model works for you, or the model is insufficient. Only you will know that and there is no opportunity for deep discussion between members.
I have not used it in almost 6 months. So, I am not really a great person to talk to. I had to step aside a long time ago. You could try talking to @BradP, but he just had surgery and so might be out of commission. He might not pop up for a week or so.
I have a phone number for someone, but I know that she is drifting out of control.
If you do not open loop periodically and re-adjust your settings, you will be, as they say “automating your own death,”
The only other hope is to make sure that your settings are on the dot.
If your settings are on the dot, then the model is failing you.
I suspect there is a high probability that the model will fail you (at least in some ways). The question might then become, can you overcome those failures in the model? Or, do you enter into a form of hand to hand combat with the model where you are fighting the system automation? When that happens, its very likely things might get get continually worse and worse until there is is critical failure. If you see that happening, pull the plug.
In general, the tighter your control was prior to starting Loop, the less likely you are to see benefit from it ( I suspect). The crappier your control, prior to Loop, the more likely you are to see benefit from it.
Overall, I think their data showed a wash (or, a minor benefit). But, some people disagree with that. Have you looked at the preliminary results published by Jaeb? I’m calling that a wash.