Month: August 2018

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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An official Position Statement on DIY diabetes technology!

In major news yesterday, Diabetes Australia published their Position Statement on DIY technology solutions! Why is this major news? Partly because it’s a world first! Essentially it’s a recognition that although these solutions have not gone through standardised testing and been given approval by the medical regulators, they exist and are being used. The medical community can’t …

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