These are chat archives for nightscout/intend-to-bolus

6th
Feb 2015
Scott Leibrand
@scottleibrand
Feb 06 2015 00:06
Monica: what's risky about mailing the authors? "Hey, was reproducing your work, and noticed something odd. When I do this, it works, but not when I do what's in your paper. Am I missing anything, our should the paper say this?"
they'll either tell you what you missed, acknowledge it was a typo (and hopefully fix), or ignore you.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Feb 06 2015 00:07
IDK, I get paranoid. I am going to email them and snail mail them. @scottleibrand , you are a pretty good guy at evaluating risks, so I appreciate your input.
I know I am not doing anything wrong though.
Thanks
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 00:10
They will likely consider email and snail mailing them overkill. In the world of research, yes it is a mistake, but likely a typo or misunderstanding. Generally these are resolved simply by contacting the author.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Feb 06 2015 00:11
Thank you. Got it. I won't snail mail them. Will draft an email tomorrow. I will keep it short.
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 00:11
Now if you find that their models are a load of bollucks, then you can write up a formal response for the journal to consider publishing. If the review board finds merit to your response, they'll publish it.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Feb 06 2015 00:13
Yeah, I'm not too worried about that though. His work has been pretty solid, at least when I tested it out in the past. It's mathematics, so it's pretty black and white, and it came from Cambridge. I would be surprised if it was bad research.
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 00:15
Models that forecast anything with numerous variables are rarely black and white :)
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Feb 06 2015 00:15
True.
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 02:05
Someone today was emailing me (about openAPS) and might work with his FIL to figure out omnipod communication! Would be great if we get movement on additional devices in addition to @ktind rocking on the android uploaded for Medtronic!
Ben West
@bewest
Feb 06 2015 02:33
:+1:
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 18:54
I have an omnipod version 2 system I can lend if it will help the effort. I think we have maybe 6 or so pods left and the controller unit (Pod).
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 20:49
Andrew Berkowitz
@aberkowitz
Feb 06 2015 20:49
Congrats!
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 20:50
@scottleibrand you'll have to share how many hits you end up getting. :)
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 20:51
Sweet, thanks @sulka :)
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 20:52
My pleasure. I want this to happen. ;)
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 20:53
Highly amused by the ironic image they picked to include with it
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 20:59
I bet Cory image searched for pancreas images with a free license and picked the first thing he found :P
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 20:59
Ya :)
Scott Leibrand
@scottleibrand
Feb 06 2015 22:03
200 visitors so far today; ~300 page views
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 22:07
I think a 190 of those visits were me seeing if you posted anything new. HA!
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 22:07
:) (we haven't posted anything new since we first put it up)
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 22:10
Oh that's disappointing. I guess Fridays are not the best days for traffic.
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 22:11
I really like the write up on your algorithms. In working with our programmer it really helped us think through several areas in a more thoughtful manner. So, thanks!!!
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 22:12
Awesome! Glad it's already been helpful! Heard from someone yesterday who used part of the background on diabetes care state for an appeal to their county for supplies, too.
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 22:16
That's really awesome! I wish everyone could have our insurance coverage. We have diabetes supplies coming out of every area of our house. In fact, when we picked up our 722 the family we got it from didn't even have a CGM because of their insurance. So, I hooked them up with 6 months of CGM supplies and told I'd help her with the appeal.
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 22:18
Oh wow. Speaking of, I have a few boxes of Silhouette pump sites that I've been trying to find a good home for. Anyone here use them or know someone who would? (I switched to Mios last year).
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 22:20
Here in Finland everything is covered by the government. We've paid around $300 the last year and have gotten a pump and the CGM with full supplies to both. Pretty much as many strips as we'd like as well.
Toby Canning
@TC2013
Feb 06 2015 22:21
Okay, that would be even better ;)
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 22:23
Interestingly the government's yearly spending on health is around the same as in U.S. The big difference is how the costs are distributed, where for you guys most of the costs are in subsidies for expensive treatments.
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 22:24
::sighs with jealousy:: $600 for a transmitter alone. (Med supply company tries to charge >2.7x that to insurance co)
My new insurance covers insulin completely (yay) and strips (yay but only up to 6/day), but my last insurance had copays etc. still amazed they don't think preventing complications is cheaper than lots of hospitalization, surgeries, etc
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 22:27
Some things are good here. Otoh we pay ton more for consume goods and services. Gas costs around $7 a gallon. :)
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 22:28
..ouch :)
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 22:29
Insurance companies are very good with probability math. If they give you too little supplies early on, assume they know something you don't.
Dana Lewis
@danamlewis
Feb 06 2015 22:30
Like that I won't be there very long? :p
Sulka Haro
@sulkaharo
Feb 06 2015 22:34
Yup. If they profile you as a cost center, giving crap service can be good for business.
Scott Leibrand
@scottleibrand
Feb 06 2015 23:14
Or that you're like most people and stockpiling supplies when you can, so they shift the cost to next year's insurer if they limit you.
See also: why they don't care enough about future risk of hospitalization.
diabeticgonewild
@diabeticgonewild
Feb 06 2015 23:48
Yeah I'm at the cardiologist right now. It's 5:46 right now. Hopefully it will be like see you in a year but it won't be...I see one due to the very rare autoimmune disease I have.
They never stop working.