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Australian Insulin Pump choices – July 2020 update

There have only been a few changes in the Australian pump landscape in the 6 months since my last update. Expect some more changes in the coming months, but here’s the latest run-down. There are currently 5 pumps that can be purchased new through private health insurance: Accu-Chek Combo Accu-Chek Solo Tandem t:slim X2 YpsoPump …

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Faults in some BG meters

Recently Roche Diabetes Care (Accu-Chek) and the TGA issued a “product defect correction” notice for two Accu-Chek BG meters. The guts of the notice says: Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meters with serial numbers lower than 92911000001 and Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meters with serial numbers between 68920000000 and 68925525056 may: Display E-9 Errors (indicating that …

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Australian Insulin Pump choices – November 2019 update

NOTE: This article has been superceded by the July 2020 update. There have of course been more changes in the Australian pump landscape since my April update. So here’s a new run-down. There are currently 6 pumps that can be purchased new through private health insurance: Medtronic 670G Accu-Chek Combo Accu-Chek Solo Tandem t:slim X2 YpsoPump …

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Accu-Chek Solo – wearing a dummy

At last week’s diabetes congress in Sydney, Accu-Chek announced that the tubeless Solo pump will be available in November once the government’s Prostheses List is next updated. The Prostheses List controls which pumps are available through private health insurance, and is only updated several times a year. I mentioned this in the ADC 2019 – Day …

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ADC 2019 – Day 1

Day 1 of the Congress had a few bits of news for us. Here are just a few of them. Accu-Chek Solo Roche have announced the Accu-Chek Solo patch pump. Do note that it is not launched yet. The expectation is that the pump will be launched (in limited numbers) at the next Prostheses List update (November). …

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