Glossary

Term Description see also more details @
AAPS AndroidAPS - artifical pancreas system    
AMA advanced meal assist - advanced algorithm to handle carbs MA / SMB Wiki - AMA
APK software installation file (Android application package)   Wiki - Building APK
Autosens calculation of sensitivity to insulin as a result of exercise, hormones etc.   DIABETTECH - Autosens
Azure cloud computing platform to host Nightscout data Heroko / Nightscout Azure
BG blood glucose    
BGI blood glucose interaction -degree to which BG 'should' be rising or falling based on insulin activity alone    
BG source Where do your glucose values come from? CGM / FGM Wiki - BG source
BlueReader bluetooth transmitter to use Freestyle Libre as CGM Blukon Nightreader / MiaoMiao BlueReader
Blukon Nightreader bluetooth transmitter to use Freestyle Libre as CGM BlueReader / MiaoMiao Ambrosia Bluon Nightreader
BR basal rate    
CAGE canula age - displayed in Nightscout if information was entered in the AAPS careportal tab or through AAPS actions tab 'prime' Nightscout
CGM continuous glucose monitor    
Closed Loop closed-loop systems make automatic adjustments to basal delivery, without needing user-approval, based on an algorithm Open loop Wiki closed loop
COB carbs on board    
DIA duration of insulin action   Wiki insulin types
DIABETTECH - DIA
DST daylight savings time   Wiki DST
eCarbs "extended carbs" - carbs split up over serveral hours (i.e. lot of fat/protein)
extended boluses you might know from regular pump therapy do not make much sense when looping
SMB Wiki - eCarbs
eCarbs use case
FGM flash glucose monitor (Freestyle Libre)   Wiki - BG source
git version-control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files
-> neccessary for APK updates
  Wiki - update APK
Github web-based hosting service for version control using Git
-> storage of source code
  Github AndroidAPS
Glimp app to collect values from Freestyle Libre   Nightscout with Glimp
Heroku cloud computing platform to host Nightscout data Azure / Nightscout Heroku
IC (or I:C) insulin to carb ratio (How many carbs are covered by one unit of insulin?)    
IOB insulin on board - insulin active in your body    
ISF insulin sensitivity factor - the expected decrease in BG as a result of one unit of insulin    
LineageOS free and open-source operating system for smartphones etc.
alternative OS for smartphones not running Android 8.1 (Oreo)
(when using Accu-Chek Combo)
  Wiki - Combo pump
Log files record of all AAPS actions (useful for trubbleshooting and debugging)   Wiki - log files
MA meal assist - standard algorithm to handle carbs AMA / SMB Wiki - MA
maxIOB security feature - maximum total IOB AAPS can't go over   Wiki - maxIOB
Wiki - SMB
MiaoMiao bluetooth transmitter to use Freestyle Libre as CGM BlueReader / Blukon Nightreader MiaoMiao
min_5m_carbimpact saftey feature - default carb decay at times when carb absorption can’t be dynamically worked out based on your bloods reactions   Wiki - config builder
Nightscout open source project to access and report CGM data Nightscout Reporter Nightscout
NS Client part of AAPS to connect to your Nightscout site   Wiki - NS Client
Nightscout Reporter Tool from fellow looper to generate PDFs reports from Nightscout data Nightscout Nightscout Reporter
NS Reporter @ Facebook
Objectives learning program within AAPS guiding you step by step from open to closed loop   Wiki - objectives
OpenAPS open artificial pancreas system
APS run on small computers (i.e. Raspberry Pie)
AAPS uses some of the OpenAPS features
  OpenAPS docs
Open Loop system will suggest recommended adjustments which have to be performed manually on the pump Closed Loop Wiki - config builder
Oref0 / Oref1 sensitivity detection
"reference design implementation version 0/1" - the key algorithm behind OpenAPS
  Wiki - sensitivity detection
Peak time time of maximum effect of insulin given   Wiki - config builder
Predictions preditions for BG in the future based on different calculations   Wiki - predition lines
Profile basic treatment settings (basal rate, DIA, IC, ISF, BG target)
can be defined locally or through Nightscout
Nightscout Wiki - profile
Profile switch (temporary) change of profile used or percentual increase/decrease   Wiki - profile switch
RileyLink open source hardware device to bridge Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to 916MHz wireless communication (used for old Medtronic pumps) OpenAPS  
SAGE sensor age - displayed in Nightscout if information was entered in the AAPS careportal tab Nightscout  
Sensivity detection calculation of sensitivity to insulin as a result of exercise, hormones etc.   DIABETTECH - Autosens
Sensor noise unstable CGM readings leading to "jumping" values   Wiki - sensor noise
SMB super micro bolus
advanced feature for faster BG adjustment
UAM Wiki - SMB
Super bolus shift of basal to bolus insulin for faster BG adjustment   John Walsh - The Super Bolus
TBB total base basal (sum of basal rate within 24 hours)    
TBR temporary basal rate    
TDD total daily dose (bolus + basal per day)    
TT temporary target
temporary increase/decrease of BG target (range)
  Wiki - temp targets
UAM unannounced meals - detection of significant increase in glucose levels due to meals, adrenaline or other influences and attempt to adjust this with SMB SMB Wiki - SMB
Virtual pump option to try AAPS functions or for PWD using a pump model with no AndroidAPS driver for looping Open Loop  
xDrip / xDrip+ open source software to read CGM systems   xDrip+
xDrip
Zero-temp temporary basal rate with 0% (no basal insulin delivery)    
See also https://openaps.readthedocs.io/en/latest/docs/Resources/glossary.html