When we first started talking about taking on the Tidepool Loop project, I was probably the most skeptical person on the @tidepool_org team. Was this really what we should be doing? What would this mean for the work we already had planned? How would any of this be possible?
I knew about Loop. A bunch of the Tidepool team use it to manage their own or their kid's diabetes. I know it's great. However, took some time for me to really understand and appreciate what was on the table.
And then it hit me: our mission is to make diabetes data more accessible, meaningful, and actionable. Access? Tidepool Uploader has that covered. Meaning? Tidepool Web displays everything beautifully, and you can donate your data to contribute to research. And Action? THIS is where Tidepool Loop comes into the fun. Now we're putting your data to work for you, automating insulin delivery from the comfort of your phone. At this point it seems like fate, how well this fits with what we are looking to accomplish. Honestly, if we didn't take this on, I can't think of another group or organization that would...or could.
And now there's this: a vote of confidence and a tremendous display of financial support from two of the most important players in the #diabetes landscape. We're doing big things. And I have the unique privilege of being the person responsible for sharing updates like this with the world.
Every day I wake up thinking about the work I get to do, not work that I have to do. I am most appreciative of this opportunity.