Diabetics Are Hacking Their Own Insulin Pumps

There is a revolution in the Type 1 diabetes community and thousands of people are now hacking their insulin pumps for better blood sugar management. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that affects more than 1.2 million Americans. It’s a disease that impairs the body’s ability to produce the hormone insulin, which normally comes from the pancreas. So insulin has to be injected. Managing blood sugars can be very difficult, and patients use a pump to help mimic the activity of the pancreas. However, pumps don’t automatically adjust insulin levels for diabetics. And the manual process is tedious and can be dangerous.