Jasmine Schipp

The OPEN team is growing! And you have already heard from Jasmine Schipp if you have followed the news from the ATTD conference in Madrid 2020.

My name is Jasmine, and I am a PhD candidate at the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD), where I have a joint scholarship from Deakin University and the University of Copenhagen. My background is in psychology.

I first heard about looping when I joined the ACBRD, and started reading Renza’s blog. Renza is now one of my PhD supervisors, along with Professor Timothy Skinner, who invited me to join the OPEN Consortium. My supervisory team also includes Dr Henriette Langstrup (UCPH), and Professor Jane Speight and Dr Christel Hendrieckx (ACBRD).

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Timothée Froment

In the meantime, we have several newcomers to our OPEN team. First of all, Timothée will introduce himself to you.

Hello, hello, my name is Timothée, I am 28 years old and I have been living with diabetes since more than 14 years.

Together with Katarina Braune I was the European Chair of the Young Leaders in Diabetes Program. This program has been an incredible personal and professional incubator where I also had the chance to meet Shane O’Donnell and Bastian Hauck. All three members… well, roots of the OPEN project.

Until I know if I´m going to choose a loop, I am one of the people with type 1 diabetes that still use pens with different types of insulin and multiple injections per day. I have never been able to solve my internal conflict between the freedom of not constantly wearing a pump versus being without injections. The injections have won so far, let’s see if participating in this team will change my mind or not??!!

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