A person using a smartphone to monitor glucose levels. Under the banner of #WeAreNotWaiting, diabetes patients and allies have been DIY-ing glucose monitoring and insulin delivery tech to create intelligent diabetes treatments. This has largely gone on outside official medical care, which could be an eyebrow-raising phenomenon in what’s generally such a highly regulated field.

However, a group of doctors and experts just gave the trend a big thumbs up. With some notes, of course.

Over 40 doctors, legal experts, and other healthcare professionals published a consensus statement in The Lancet Saturday affirming the tech and the “citizen science” involved.

“Health-care professionals have an important role in facilitating and supporting people with diabetes to obtain beneficial outcomes from AID [Artificial Insulin Delivery] systems,” the article’s conclusion reads. “Although we do not suggest that open-source AID systems be universally recommended over commercial options, strong ethical reasons support the use of open-source AID systems, with safety and effectiveness data derived from real-world evidence.”

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