Month: August 2019

Accu-Chek Solo – wearing a dummy

At last week’s diabetes congress in Sydney, Accu-Chek announced that the tubeless Solo pump will be available in November once the government’s Prostheses List is next updated. The Prostheses List controls which pumps are available through private health insurance, and is only updated several times a year. I mentioned this in the ADC 2019 – Day …

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Cheaper CGM!

At the 2019 Australasian Diabetes Congress (last week) no announcements were made about Dexcom G6. It’s still waiting for approval from the TGA before AMSL will be able to start selling or even marketing it. The strongest story I heard was just “hopefully before the end of 2019”. But in the last few days some …

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ADC 2019 – Day 2

Day 2 of the Australasian Diabetes Congress didn’t have many new technology announcements, but it did involve lots more presentations. Many more than I was able to attend. I’ve already reported on the Ypsomed announcement of new infusion set options. The other highlights for me included: A masterclass on some of the issues with including …

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ADC 2019 – Day 1

Day 1 of the Congress had a few bits of news for us. Here are just a few of them. Accu-Chek Solo Roche have announced the Accu-Chek Solo patch pump. Do note that it is not launched yet. The expectation is that the pump will be launched (in limited numbers) at the next Prostheses List update (November). …

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Loopaversary 2019

Recently I went back and checked my notes to come up with a realisation: the 22nd of August 2017 was when I activated my first closed-loop insulin pump system. That means Thursday will be my 2nd looping anniversary! Two years of feeling like my diabetes was under some sort of control, and not a speeding …

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