Running with OmniLoop

Oh, yes, this makes sense. I have been trying to work with the Loop Overrides to compensate for the variable basal rates pre-run. Depending on the day, I might have 0 IOB but other days I might have close to 1U IOB. IOB is calculated over DIA of 6 hours though, so a tail would have very low impact on me. The last few runs have worked nicely, and gave me the ability to take in carbs without insulin. That was something I didn’t expect with Loop! :slight_smile: Of course, I never really tried taking in large amounts of carbs pre-Loop!

I agree! I think I qualify for this, at least lately with the G6. Not so with the G5 though.


Is the G6 much better? Was considering the change, but the 10 day wear bothers me.

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Accuracy has improved greatly for me over the G5. G6 is usually within a few mg diff from a fingerstick so that I hardly do fingersticks anymore.

I did have a big issue initially with G6 Sensor Errors. I normally wear the sensor on my abdomen which apparently caused Sensor Errors with the G6 for me, and sensors were NOT lasting the 10 days, sometimes only a few days. Now I wear it exclusively on my upper arm and they last the full 10 days. I have not tried to restart them as, like you, I’d rather put a new one on.

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Here is another scenario I wanted to ask about.

Sometimes Dex flakes out on me. I get the “???” symbol. Sometimes it lasts for hours. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

If I have an Override going, and suppose it is for 10%. If the Dex blanks out on me, will it keep me at 10%?!?! Does the Override stay active?

I hope so. That could be a bad scene otherwise.

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Based on my previous test, it appears that once the Jojo Override is enabled, it is the profile that takes over the Scheduled Basal/Profile. It gets saved to Nightscout Profile as well. I believe you’d need to diable the Override to resume the Scheduled Override.

So, yes, I think it should remain at the 10%. To be safe, it would be good to test this by disconnecting to Dexcom and confirn the Override remains enabled. I’ll see if I can test this. Stay tuned in case I need to update my response!!

Btw, I’ve yet to get those Dexcom ‘???’ on G6, that are so common with G5 :slight_smile:

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I continued to work on pace and cadence this week. Again, I know my posts are wordy so please feel free to skip to the Numbers and Graph if short on time!!!

One comment on my morning… Either I was experiencing dawn phenomenon, or the late start today, caused a huge decrease in my insulin sensitivity. I needed to take 4X the normal insulin for my breakfast. In the end, the extra insulin worked with just a slight high of BG 122 at 10AM and no low, but it meant I had a LOT of insulin in me for my noon time run. Hence I did a ZB for duration of the run, even though I did not have a low trend prior to the run. I just wanted to be safe.

I’m now using the iSR app on my Apple Watch and iPhone. After each run, I export it to Training Peaks where it is much easier to view the stats. iSR does show logs including stats and graphs of the runs on the iPhone, but my iPhone SE is not too practical for viewing details!

So far, I’m pretty happy with both of these apps. I created a couple of custom Workouts in iSR on my phone and have used them on the past few runs. I created an 8mi at 10 min pace workout, and as I run, iSR responds whether I’m xxx secs/mins faster, slower, etc. Also gives the milage, pace and cadence on the mile so I never have to look at the watch (EXCEPT for BGs!!). I’ve never used a workout app, so this is all pretty fascinating to me!!! I can see how people get hooked on it! :slight_smile:

I’ve been using this workout for a few days, and I’ve been able to come maintain the goal at 9:41 / mile pace. The uphills are a bit slower, and iSR notifies me of this! So I wait for a downhill to make up the time!! :slight_smile: It is definitely a motivator. Before I had no idea what pace, cadence, hr, etc., I was doing. I also created a workout for Intervals based on HR Zones. I haven’t done this one yet. I’m not familiar at all with HR zones, but will try it out. Maybe I won’t be able to meet the goal and will need to adjust the workout!! Stay tuned!

Here are the numbers for today’s run:

12:38 Run Start, BG 82, Loop Running Override giving ZB
12:58 BG 83, Huma (21g carbs)
13:54 BG 104, Loop Scheduled Basal 0.5U/hr giving temps 1U - 2U, Bolus 1.5U for Boost shake
14:05 Run end, BG 103, Boost shake 16g carbs
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins
Distance: approx. 8.3 mi
Avg. Cadence: 88
Avg. BPM: 128
NGP: 9’41"/mi

Tidepool graph:


I love TP! Glad you are using it!

That is where running with Power comes in. I gotta find time to post on that. It would not measure speed, but how hard you are working. 9:41 uphill is much different than 9:41 downhill, or 9:41 flat. But the power number would keep your effort the same. You can’t do that with speed alone.

If you have a few dimes to drop, I have a list of hardware for you to get.

Your numbers look great! Everything today looks like you nailed it. BG, cadence, the whole thing. :+1:


Yes, your recommendation got me interested! I still have about 10 days left of the Premium Trial. I hope the free version is sufficient for my needs!!

Are you using Stryd footpod then to monitor Power?? I think iSR and TP both support it. :slight_smile:

Thank you!!!

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I’d like to suggest a few things for you…

A bit of money, but well worth it, if you are interested.

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Super impressive on all counts!!!


Great job, @Trying! With all the different apps, you’re able to run outdoors and keep track of your stats like a treadmill. I’ll be getting a new watch soon and I’m seriously leaning toward the Apple. Again, wonderful job! :slight_smile:


Yes, I don’t have a treadmill, but I’m super impressed w/ what I can do w/ the Apple, esp its user friendliness. Maybe it isn’t as accurate or has all the great features of a Garmin, but it is very easy to use. And if you ever start Looping, you can even Bolus from it, of course, the main trigger for buying it!!! :slight_smile:

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Yes, I’m definitely interested!!! Thank you for all your suggestions!! I checked out the Stryd, it’s about $200 or so. Does it stay on your shoe pretty well through snow and rain??

It stays on fine. It is water-resistant. Rain is fine. But you don’t want to use it running through puddles or going on a mud-run!

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Which size watch did you get?

I have seen two sizes. I want to be able to see it when running. How easy is it to see the bolus screen when running?

Also, does it give you a bolus confirmation? That is one thing I am leery of. Not knowing if the bolus worked.

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The larger size, 44mm. Very comfortable, and pretty easy to see due to the great contrast. A little hard to see time (real time) because it is in a small font when not on the default time watchface. Default has a large font time, so very easy to see. Easy to see BGs. I added Loop and Dexcom each as a Complication to the Infograph Modular watchface.

The Loop app is very easy to see all text. But I do still stop to do anything within Loop app on watch.

No, I don’t think is does give any confirmation that the bolus worked. When I bolused yesterday, I was leery, too, until I heard the clicks on the pod, but it took maybe 5 seconds before I heard it. I guess the Jojo-beeps doesn’t work from the watch. I would really like the beep confirmations on the watch, too! I wonder if that can be implemented, @dm61?? :slight_smile:

For me, the click sounds is just not usable when running. It would just not be loud enough!

So the beeps thing does not work when a watch delivers the bolus?!

The only thing I want to see is the bolus. I don’t even use Dex on most runs.

All I am looking for is a way to dial up a bolus and deliver it. I won’t use the watch for anything else!!

Considering all of that, would you recommend the bigger face or smaller? Can I see the bolus amount on a smaller one?

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Yes, I agree! I even stopped, and had to put my ear closer to the pod to confirm the click!

Sorry!!! I just did a test with a small bolus from the watch, and it DOES beep! Sorry for my previous statement. Probably yesterday I heard the beep but then I didn’t hear the click right away, so maybe that was why I was concerned. In any case, just now I heard the beep, and then immediately the click. So as long as you are attentive, the watch will give confirmation with Jojo-beeps!!! Please disregard my last tag to you, @dm61.

Bolus is very simple, and easy to see. I do check both Loop and Dex apps because sometimes the BGs are not insync. One may lag behind the other in getting updated from the phone.

I would still recommend the larger face even if you only use the bolus. The numbers are easy to see, but would be easier with the larger face while running.


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Thanks so much!

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