Looping and Diabetes Resources

Nightscout Unofficial Documentation

Terry Witt Cookbook for Nightscout – this includes help for how to transition when Heroku stops being free on November 28, 2022

Information pages

LoopDocs – Official documentation for getting started on Looping

LoopTips – Official documentation for using / tuning Loop

Loop and Learn – Educational page with additional help to start on and use Loop, also hosts events with key people in the diabetes community

SeeMyCGM – All about living with Type 1 diabetes

ItsTheSugar – One family’s journey with type 1 diabetes

Social Media

The Looped Group – Official FaceBook group for building and updating Loop.

Loop and Learn – FaceBook group for learning about and discussing Looping and Diabetes, also provides limited build help with Loop.

Looped Norge – For Norwegian speakers: Gruppa er for å dele kunnskap omkring automatiske insulinløsninger (kunstig bukspyttkjertel / Loop). Gruppa er for de som looper (feks med Loop, androidAPS eller openAPS), men de som er i ferd med å starte er også velkomne.

Minnesota TypeOne Loopers – We are the Minnesota section of the Looped Group. This group is formed to discuss hybrid closed loop “artificial pancreas” solutions, gather new loopers, and mentor future loopers living in the Minnesota area in an effort to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Rioja – Spain Diabetes group.

T1D Looping Kids and Teens This page is for parents of T1D kids only.  The goal is to coordinate our kids meeting (and hopefully making friends!) with other T1D kids via Zoom.

Israeli Loopers – Israel Diabetes group.

Other Media

Loop and Learn YouTube Channel – Recorded Webinars sponsored by the Loop and Learn group.   Also helpful tip videos for diabetes.

Juicebox Podcast – YouTube Channel – A Type 1 Diabetes Show by Scott Benner

Juicebox Podcast Apple Podcast – A Type 1 Diabetes Show by Scott Benner

TheSavvyDiabetic.com – Updates of diabetes technology & research, Looping and life with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabettech.com – Blog site written by Tim Street with reviews of all diabetes tech

OpenAPS.org – Written by Dana Lewis, developer of OpenAPS … also DIYPS.org

MyArtificialPancreas.net – Blog written by Mary Anne Patton (Australia), about looping, life with diabetes and diabetes innovation

Tidepool.org – Non-profit developing Tidepool Loop for Omnipod and Medtronic

BionicWookiee.com – Blog by David Burren (Australia) on living with medical technology

Diabeloop – French company developed Kaleido “patch” pumps

CamAPS FX – UK-based closed loop system supports DANA RS pumps and runs on Android phones

AndroidAPS – Open source APS running on Google Android smartphones

Let Me Be 83 – Let Me Be 83 is a movement by the Rivere Foundation. We advocate for an alternative diabetes management regimen, anchored in nutrition and the proper use of insulins, that allows people with diabetes to achieve healthy blood glucose levels. We believe this is an important goal, as elevated glucose levels are associated with complications of diabetes.

Hybrid Closed Loop Comparisons & Options – An informative article by Integrated Diabetes Services

Sources to Purchase

Swappa.com – For purchasing used phones and ipads at good prices

FuseChicken.com – Cables, marketed by a fellow Looper.  (sign up for the mailing list, get a discount on your first purchase).   Remember, only purchase organic chickens.

MonoPrice.com – Specializes in cables for hi-tech 


Radio-link Comparison Chart – Detailed comparison of the RadioLinks currently available.

EmaLink – to purchase or get more information on Ema.

GetRileyLink.org – To purchase RileyLink, OrangeLink, and carry cases

How do I update the firmware on my OrangeLink?

What is the iPhone Bluetooth app that I need to load new firmware or check my OrangeLink’s battery?  For android, click here

Cases for RileyLink, OrangeLink and EmaLink


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