Lyumjev update

Back in December I wrote about some of my experiences using ultra-rapid Lyumjev insulin in my closed-loop system, but there were a couple of unanswered questions. Particularly to do with “bolus stings” and with the speed/activity of Lyumjev. I’ve now done some further work which has hopefully clarified those questions. Just to re-iterate for the …

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Goodbye Semglee

A long-acting insulin that almost everyone (in the Australian T1 diabetes world anyway) knows of is “Lantus”, even though it was replaced by the identical Optisulin 2 years ago. It took a while to be phased out. A few months prior (back in October 2019) I reported the arrival of “Semglee”. This is marketed by …

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Lyumjev

Having sourced a bit of Lyumjev from overseas, I’ve been able to “give it a run”. In fact I’ve been using it for almost two months now. My conclusions? As expected, I’m really keen for it to officially arrive in Australia! I’ve been mentioning Lyumjev for many months, but to recap: it’s Lilly’s faster version …

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Yeah, but you’re low-carb

This is something I hear a lot.┬áI do share my clinical blood glucose data here from time to time, and many people (including myself sometimes!) marvel at how I keep my glucose “in-range”. Since December 2020 I have not given myself boluses: letting my AID (Automated Insulin Delivery) system decide to give me insulin via …

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December Australian insulin pump updates

The Australian pump market continues to slowly develop, and my Insulin Pump Choices article has had another update.┬áNotable developments since the last update include: Announcement of the Medtronic 780G pump. Initial launch of the Dexcom G6 CGM integration for the YpsoPump. Information about future pump options such as the Tandem Mobi and t:slim X3. Along …

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Filling an Omnipod

An Omnipod can contain between 85-200U of insulin. But the pod is only likely to last 72-80 hours: 3 days plus an 8-hour grace period before shutdown. Ideally we put enough in there to last until we’re ready to replace it: we can’t top it up! The only way we get to measure how much …

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