Starting Loop With T1Pal Nightscout

T1Pal Pathway to Loop is for people wanting to use OmniPod classic pods or Medtronic pumps with the Loop application.  Our T1Pal CoPilot coaching process for beginning Loop is personalized and generally takes place in three phases:

  1. Ground School – Set up T1Pal Nightscout with to view your CGM data in the Cloud.  T1Pal support uses this time to help ensure you will have all the resources needed for Looping.  Contact support to talk about starting Loop.
  2. Day 1 with T1Pal Loop – Once you have all the resources and training required for looping, you will schedule a workshop with T1Pal to begin using Loop.  Before the workshop begins, you will receive an invite to join TestFlight.  During the workshop we will install Loop using TestFlight and start a new pod in Open Loop mode.
  3. Looping with T1Pal CoPilot – We offer additional support including reading Nightscout, interpreting Nightscout data, and proficiencies involving Loop.  We can also help find additional resources when we aren’t the experts.  Just contact us.

What resources are required?

T1Pal’s Pathway to Loop augments traditional insulin pumping.  At least two weeks of insulin pump experience is required to begin Looping.  Loop requires Dexcom G6 Mobile app or similar CGM data source in order to function.

T1Pal Ground School will provide technical support on the features available in Loop and make sure that Loop synchronizes with Nightscout.

How long will it take?

Preparing for T1Pal Loop can take anywhere from 24 hours to 3 months, it all depends on when the new looper is ready.  Once the new Looper is ready, we usually plan for starting Loop within 10 days, although this typically occurs within 48 – 72 hours.  Additional T1Pal Loop education through T1Pal CoPilot varies, often taking 2 – 6 weeks.

How do I get started?