Cellnovo’s new handset

As we reported last month, the Cellnovo pump’s handset controller is getting an upgrade. The old Android-based handset included an Accu-Chek Performa BG meter, and was designed by Cellnovo. I say “old”, but it was only introduced into Australia in April 2018. The new handset is a re-packaged phone designed and manufactured by a non-diabetes …

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Re-taping my CGM sensor

I’m currently using Dexcom G5 CGM sensors, and like many people I’m self-funding it. In Australia there is rarely insurance cover for CGMs (and where there is, it’s only slight) or funding support for those of us over 20 years old. So we so what we can to cut the costs down. One of the most …

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My Apidra experience

Here in Australia we have three fast-acting insulins available, although it seems many people are only aware of two. Humalog (insulin lispro) from Lilly, NovoRapid (insulin aspart) from Novo (called NovoLog in some parts of the world), and Apidra (insulin glulisine) from Sanofi. These are used for meal-time boluses and corrections by people using injections (MDI), …

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Filling a cannula

As an insulin pump user, when we insert a new cannula we usually need to tell the pump to “fill” it to ensure that insulin deliveries are accurate. After rewinding and priming the pump reservoir and filling the tubing, the cannula is inserted into the skin. The teflon cannula starts off with an introducer needle down …

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