My insulin pump

I’ve written about technology such as insulin pumps for a while now, so I figured it was time for me to show you the pump I’m using in 2018. Combo pump It’s an Accu-Chek Combo pump, purchased through my health insurance earlier this year. So its 4-year warranty lasts until mid-2022. Some of the things …

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Travel planning with diabetes

Over the years I’ve travelled a lot. Some of the trips have been weekend drives, some have been multi-week 4WD expeditions. Some have been all hiking, some have been based on ships. There’s been travel on almost every mode of transport.┬áSometimes I’ve been in resorts, sometimes business hotels, sometimes in tents and bush huts. And …

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LibreLinkUp – “follower” app reaches Australia

Back in June Abbott released the LibreLink app in Australia, allowing us to scan the Libre sensors directly into phones. Currently the data read that way can’t be merged with the data read through the Reader device linked to the same sensor, but it offers another connectivity option for users. This week we’ve seen news …

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Australian DIY APS looping survey, September 2018

It can be tricky to gauge how many people are managing their diabetes using DIY closed-loop pump systems, as there’s no mandatory reporting. The tools are out there, and people are free to start looping by themselves. We recently saw the results of a UK-based survey, which at the beginning of September showed at least …

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36 years down!

36 years ago today, I was admitted to hospital diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. This was a traumatic time for me, and I’m sure it was traumatic for my family too. I was at high school and in my mid-teens. I shouldn’t have to say this, but unfortunately I still do: it was not due …

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Libre version 2

The Abbott Libre “flash” glucose monitoring system has been available in Australia since June 2016. It currently costs almost $95 per fortnight, and just like the CGM systems there’s no funding subsidy available yet. But meanwhile, this week at the EASD meeting in Berlin, Abbott have announced their new “Libre 2” system. We have known …

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