As a team that currently has a combined 331+ years of experience living with diabetes and has also conducted 360+ hours of usability testing, we feel strongly about the need for solutions that you, a person living with or caring for someone with diabetes, can understand and that work for your life circumstances. The groundbreaking clearance for Tidepool Loop paves the way for us to give users and providers the freedom and flexibility to select the best settings for their particular situation.
Tidepool Loop is a fully interoperable insulin dosing system that works to increase, decrease, or suspend insulin based on glucose readings and predicted glucose values - all with the goal of keeping your glucose levels within a customizable correction range. Here is a roundup of the features that we love the most about Tidepool Loop:
Apple Watch control: discretion on your wrist! Want to see how much insulin you have on board, along with your blood sugar level (and feel like Inspector Gadget while you’re at it)? Tidepool Loop is the first cleared system capable of delivering insulin from an Apple Watch.
Insulin delivery by food type: a simplified meal entry experience that replaces extended bolus math with food type emojis.
Did you know that pizza can impact your blood sugar differently than a taco? Instead of calculating what percentage of insulin to deliver later to account for fat or protein, with Tidepool Loop, you will be able to tap on an emoji to represent the type of food being eaten and how long it will impact your glucose levels. Tidepool Loop will also allow you to record meals in the past or near future. Tidepool Loop is the first cleared system to simplify meal entries with food type emojis and carb absorption time.
Pre-meal Preset: Not sure how long the food takes at this restaurant? Not sure if your kid will actually eat the food and hesitant to give a full pre-bolus? If you’d like Tidepool Loop to temporarily work a little harder before you begin eating to help reduce a post-meal spike, just hit the pre-meal button. With Tidepool Loop you’ll be able to tap the pre-meal button to get insulin on board to help prevent a spike without having to fully commit to a carb count. Tidepool Loop is the first cleared system to offer a feature that will adjust your basal insulin and lower your Correction Range before you eat.
Glucose Prediction: Tidepool Loop shows users where their glucose has been, where it could be going, and where they want it to be - all on the home screen. Tidepool Loop is the first cleared system to present a user experience that provides single screen glanceability to support direct, efficient decisions and actions.
Adjustable carb entries: Your kid didn’t finish their food? You changed your mind and ordered something else off the menu? Did you decide to eat another serving? Life happens.
Tidepool Loop will make adjustments based on what really happened, not just what you thought would happen at a given moment in time. Tidepool Loop is the first cleared system to allow you to edit previously entered carbs.
Customizable targets: Tidepool Loop allows for more flexibility to meet your individual diabetes management goals with the largest range of customizable settings for Correction Range, Glucose Safety Limit, and other glucose—and insulin—related settings. Tidepool Loop is the first cleared system with a configurable correction range as low as 87 mg/dL and as high as 180 mg/dL.
All of these features are accessible at your fingertips from the home screen, with our single-screen glanceability design element representing our best-in-class approach to human-centered design.
Tidepool has a long-standing history of doing what is best for the diabetes community. We’re celebrating ten years of pushing the diabetes industry forward, and having Tidepool Loop as the first community-led system to be cleared by the FDA is merely our latest milestone—it most certainly won’t be our last. Future device compatibility with Tidepool Loop is easier for our friends in the industry with Tidepool Loop as the first diabetes system cleared for full interoperability. We’re proud that we were able to translate community-driven innovation and are so excited about the expanded groups that will be able to access the innovative solution that Tidepool Loop offers with its novel features.
Disclaimer: Tidepool Loop is not available for use.