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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
::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