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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Cellnovo’s new handset

As we reported last month, the Cellnovo pump’s handset controller is getting an upgrade. The old Android-based handset included an Accu-Chek Performa BG meter, and was designed by Cellnovo. I say “old”, but it was only introduced into Australia in April 2018. The new handset is a re-packaged phone designed and manufactured by a non-diabetes …

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Re-taping my CGM sensor

I’m currently using Dexcom G5 CGM sensors, and like many people I’m self-funding it. In Australia there is rarely insurance cover for CGMs (and where there is, it’s only slight) or funding support for those of us over 20 years old. So we so what we can to cut the costs down.¬†One of the most …

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