Libre

NDSS updates

We were expecting to see updates to the NDSS supplies list as of October 1, but they haven’t come to pass! The NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme) is an Australian government-funded service which provides subsidised diabetes consumables. The latest insulin pump being introduced in Australia is from Cellnovo, and they had been making a lot …

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Tegaderm Film 1624W

The Libre glucose sensor is fairly robust, but is only rated for 30 minutes in the water and only less than a metre deep. Here’s how I improve on that. In April 2017 I was travelling in Papua New Guinea aboard a small ship on a scouting trip investigating a future photography workshop destination. We …

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Penguin gallery

Failure is not an option

Well actually it is. But Complete Failure is definitely not! NOTE: This article was originally posted on my photography blog in January 2017, but I’m re-posting it here for completeness. In my previous work on computer systems and backup procedures, the complete failure of a data backup would mean a huge financial cost. But individual …

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JARVIS

Until the Freestyle Libre glucose monitors arrived in Australia in mid-2016 I had been monitoring my sugar levels by taking drops of blood (usually from my fingertips) multiple times a day and using a BG meter. But I was conscious that this didn’t give me the complete picture of what was going on during the …

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