VIDEO: ‘Hacked,’ DIY devices ‘work better,’ present teaching opportunities
HOUSTON — In this video exclusive, Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, owner and clinical director, and Jennifer C. Smith, RD, LD, CDE, director of lifestyle and nutrition services, both at Integrated Diabetes Services in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, speak with Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, FAADE, about how individuals with diabetes are taking more control of their devices through “hacking” and do-it-yourself measures.
“It works better,” Scheiner said about his rationale behind using a hacked device.
Smith outlines how patients go about creating DIY systems. Scheiner advises working with patients and serving as an expert counselor to cultivate safe use of these devices.
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