An official Position Statement on DIY diabetes technology!

In major news yesterday,¬†Diabetes Australia published their Position Statement on DIY technology solutions! Why is this major news? Partly because it’s a world first! Essentially it’s a recognition that although these solutions have not gone through standardised testing and been given approval by the medical regulators,¬†they exist and are being used. The medical community can’t …

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My favourite BG meters

There are many blood glucose (BG) meters available in the Australian market, but this isn’t a review of all of them. If you want to see the range of meters and strips subsidised in the Australian market at the moment, have a look at the “Testing Strips order form” over at the NDSS Product and …

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Libre subsidy: how is it related to BG meter choice?

Abbott Diabetes Care stirred the Australian Libre-subsidy pot again this week, and we see people in diabetes peer support groups complaining about it in various ways. I do feel that many people have not put the pieces together and may be surprised when all the changes related to this finally come home to roost. In …

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Accu-Chek Performa BG meter – a last-minute purchase

This is part travel story, and part commentary about a BG meter. Take spares For my recent African trip I assembled spares of everything, so I’d be fine if anything misbehaved. I had a backup pump, a backup OpenAPS rig, a backup CGM-collection phone, a spare G5 transmitter, spare sensors, BG meters, insulin (both sets …

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