A closed loop is not every closed loop – 670G

Medtronic’s 670G pump finally launched in full in Australia this week, after the Guardian3 CGM sensor it relies on received TGA approval. Medtronic is doing its usual thing and saying it’s “the first” and “the only” (see this screengrab from their website). It’s not. It is of course the first commercial system. The 670G has been used overseas …

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Tandem pumps in Australia are changing

The t:lock connector is being introduced to Australia. Originally Tandem insulin pumps used the standard luer-lock connector for its infusion sets, meaning they could use the same infusion sets used by pumps such as Animas, Cozmo, Accu-Chek Combo. Then in 2017 Tandem introduced their own t:lock connector, and a whole set of new infusion sets …

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Contour Next BG meters

We’re still seeing a lot of confusion in the market about what a “Contour Next” meter can do. To save myself from repetition I’m putting this information down in one clear place. There are currently four BG meters in Australia that use Contour Next strips. They all have different features! Contour Next Small. Uses two …

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Another CGM!

Continuous Glucose Monitoring is an immensely useful tool for anyone with diabetes. Unfortunately the cost and complexity puts it out of reach of the majority, but these issues should change over time. Especially with the introduction of new technologies. There are three major “CGM” systems available in Australia at the moment. Dexcom has their G5, …

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