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Cellnovo finally arrives

It’s November and Cellnovo, the latest insulin pump supplier in Australia, has finally started supplying pumps. Their consumable products appeared on the NDSS┬áregister in an update on the 1st of November, which means that users can now start using their products. As I wrote last month, Cellnovo had initially expected to have this available on …

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Not your average pump

“My friend’s kid has one of those.” Not an unusual reaction if I describe my closed-loop insulin system to someone without diabetes. They’ve heard about insulin pumps, and not unreasonably assume that they take a lot of the work away by automatically adjusting the insulin dose as required. Because that seems an obvious application of …

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Step up Roche!

Insulin pumps are life-sustaining devices that we live with 24 hours a day, so we become quite invested in them. We all live different lives, and our needs (and tastes) in insulin pumps vary. With this week’s announcement that Animas has shut down in the US/Canada, there are obvious clouds on the horizon for Australian …

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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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Dual cannulas

Those of us who use insulin pumps are very used to dealing with cannulas. The pump is connected by tubing to a cannula inserted into the skin. We have to replace this cannula with a fresh one every 2-3 days (both to avoid infections and to stop insulin absorption slowing down). Everyone using a pump …

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