Looping press coverage in WA

Not a lot of new information in this post: just a boast about some recent press coverage I suppose! Diabetes WA (the Western Australian diabetes consumer-representative organisation, also associated with Diabetes Australia) interviewed me for a 2-page article on looping in their Diabetes Matters magazine. It came out recently in the Summer 2019/20 edition which …

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Take nothing for granted

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that I’ve been quite pleased with my health. A change for the better, several years ago Before 2016/2017 my health didn’t get quite as much attention. Probably more than many people who don’t have diabetes, but still not a lot. A bunch …

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GMI – is it useful?

As I posted recently, my CGM data has been estimating my HbA1c will be 5.2% (which it was: 33 mmol/mol). However while Sugarmate also calculated an estimated HbA1c of 5.2%, its “GMI” value was 5.8%. I’ve always struggled to comprehend what GMI is meant to indicate. What is GMI? It turns out that “GMI” (Glucose Management …

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Fasting blood tests again

Recently I had to do the regular blood-test thing of fasting from the night before, then in the morning heading off to a collection site to have blood drawn, allowing me to have breakfast when I got home. I was reminded of the “Fasting glucose tests” article I wrote last year. Incidentally my endocrinologist did eventually …

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Gentoo calling

A new low: a good one!

Living should be about having a fulfilling life. Living with diabetes does add a lot of things to life including dealing with a lot of numbers. Visualising those numbers in graphs does help make sense of them rather than just seeing a sea of digits. And now it’s time for a little celebration! As well …

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Revisiting Fiasp

Fiasp insulin became available on the Australian PBS in June this year. Based on feedback from users overseas, I was prepared to encounter issues with trying to use it. I last wrote about my use of it in “Fiaspro” which seemed to be going fairly well. This article is a followup to that. Fiaspro I ended …

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