Emergency backups: a pen that can use PumpCart insulin

When travelling I used to take insulin containers (vials/cartridges) plus pump reservoirs, and fill them as needed. The YpsoPump has changed my habits. Its glass “PumpCart”-format reservoirs are glass, and approved for holding insulin a lot longer than the plastic reservoirs of other pumps. In some countries NovoRapid and Fiasp are sold in pre-filled PumpCart …

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Quinquennial looping!

What’s a quinquennial? A 5-year anniversary. Yes, it was a whole 5 years ago I finally set up my “DIY” closed-loop. I’m obviously still using it, although there’ve been lots of changes along the way. Both in terms of improvements in clinical results and in terms of quality of life. What’s changed in the technology? …

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Mixing CamAPS with xDrip+

CamAPS FX talks directly to Dexcom G6 transmitters, and uploads data to the Diasend and Dexcom cloud servers. xDrip+ can also talk directly to G6 transmitters, and can upload to a variety of servers, implement a wide variety of alarms, display CGM data on a wide variety of watches, etc. As an example, in my …

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Recent changes to BG meters

A good reliable, accurate, and convenient BG meter is an important tool for anyone with diabetes. I wrote some years ago about my favourite meters. And in fact my favourites haven’t changed much. But the Australian market has, especially with the new laws prohibiting the supply of devices that use “button cell” batteries without child-safe …

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Medtronic tease the InPen

Medtronic Australasia have this week been sending out teaser emails about “new technology” coming. They have a web page where you can register to be kept informed. From the graphics we can see, it’s fairly obviously the InPen, which was initially introduced in the US by Companion Medical, who were then bought by Medtronic. Medtronic …

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