“Alexa, ask T1Resources, what is….”

During the Christmas break whilst configuring my new Amazon Echo to use the already existing Nightscout Alexa integration, my Developer’s mind was curious how these Alexa ‘skills’ were created. I’d need an idea though, but what? What could I do? All the skills existed. Ok, let’s forget this idea.

Hours later I was putting some coding changes into the Diabetes/Tech Dictionary of terms on T1Resources.UK.

I realised THIS would be my Alexa project. It would be great if someone could say ‘Alexa, ask T1Resources, what is Looping’, or WeAreNotWaiting, or AMA, or ISF etc..

And now they can.

You can start off saying ‘Alexa, ask T1Resources, what is…’.
You can say ‘Alexa, ask T1Resources, tell me a random word’.
Or even perhaps – just for fun – ‘Alexa, ask T1Resources, when will I be cured’.
Ask about any of the acronyms found used with the DIY looping systems, like ‘AMA’, ‘flash’, ‘putty’ or ‘SMB’.
Ask about standard diabetes terms like ‘ISF’, ‘CR’, or ‘bolus’.
Have some fun asking what is ‘rage bolus’, ‘unicorn’, ‘dana’, ‘chapstick’ or ‘leaky reps’.

You can ask what Nightscout is, or #WeAreNotWaiting or Looping, as I am here:

Adding the T1Resources Skill to your Echo

t1resources alexa>Within you Amazon Alexa phone app:
– click the menu bars in the top left
– choose Skill & Games
– click the search icon
– enter T1Resources
– click T1Resources to view the skill info
– enable the skil
– you’re ready to try this on you Amazon Echo, or with your phone app.

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