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Australian Insulin Pumps – November 2018

NOTE: This article has been superceded by the April 2019 pump update! There have been a few slight developments in the Australian pump landscape since my August update. So here’s a new run-down.┬áThere are 7 pumps that can currently be purchased new through private health insurance: Tandem t:slim X2 Medtronic 640G Medtronic 670G Accu-Chek Combo …

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My insulin pump

I’ve written about technology such as insulin pumps for a while now, so I figured it was time for me to show you the pump I’m using in 2018. Combo pump It’s an Accu-Chek Combo pump, purchased through my health insurance earlier this year. So its 4-year warranty lasts until mid-2022. Some of the things …

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Australian DIY APS looping survey, September 2018

It can be tricky to gauge how many people are managing their diabetes using DIY closed-loop pump systems, as there’s no mandatory reporting. The tools are out there, and people are free to start looping by themselves. We recently saw the results of a UK-based survey, which at the beginning of September showed at least …

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Insulin pumps in Australia – August 2018

NOTE: this article was superceded in November 2018. Please check out the updated article! It’s time for another update as to the insulin pumps on the Australian scene! There have been a few developments lately, with new pumps introduced along with updates to the Health Department’s Prostheses List. This article is our latest summary of …

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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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