First Secondments to Charité and UCD

The first staff exchanges (secondments) started.

The aim of the OPEN project is to examine what academia, industry and people with diabetes can learn from one another towards the goal of making artificial pancreas technology of all kinds available to everyone. The OPEN consortium achieves this by bringing together an intersectoral and interdisciplinary research team.  This collaboration is facilitated through a series of staff exchanges between high profile non-academic organizations dedicated to patient-driven approaches to health production (Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark; Dedoc Labs, Germany) and leading research organizations in the field of diabetes research and connected health (​Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany; ​Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin​ (UCD), Ireland).

DIWHY Survey ended

Today our DIWHY survey has ended. Amongst other things we asked why people decided to use such a system, if and how their HbA1c and Time in Range has changed during DIY APS, and we wanted to hear their individual stories – how did they become aware of these systems, how did they manage to start their own system, how did it change their lives.
More than 1000 people have participated – adults, adolescents, caregivers.
The OPEN team thanks all of them very much!