Step up Roche!

Insulin pumps are life-sustaining devices that we live with 24 hours a day, so we become quite invested in them. We all live different lives, and our needs (and tastes) in insulin pumps vary. With this week’s announcement that Animas has shut down in the US/Canada, there are obvious clouds on the horizon for Australian …

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Animas pumps are going away!

Big press release news from the US today. Johnson & Johnson have decided to close down their Animas pump business! The change is effective immediately in the US & Canada. They’ll still be supporting existing pumps under warranty but sales have been discontinued, and they’re promoting Medtronic as a migration path for their customers. Apparently …

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NDSS updates

We were expecting to see updates to the NDSS supplies list as of October 1, but they haven’t come to pass! The NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme) is an Australian government-funded service which provides subsidised diabetes consumables. The latest insulin pump being introduced in Australia is from Cellnovo, and they had been making a lot …

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35 years old

No, I’m not 35 years old today. But my diabetes is! Actually, it’s the anniversary of my diagnosis and hospital admission in 1982. I presumably had diabetes for a while before that, but October 2 is the date that means something. But it’s not a date I’ve paid a lot of attention to over the years. …

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