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Medtronic finally retires the name “Paradigm”

There’s been one change in the June NDSS pump consumables list, and that’s simply a name change for many (but not all) of Medtronic’s infusion sets. Instead of names like “Medtronic Paradigm Sure-T” you will now see “Medtronic MiniMed Sure-T”. But the devices themselves are unchanged. Any infusion sets with “Medtronic MiniMed” in their name …

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April NDSS changes – Medtronic drops some infusion sets

One of the services provided by the Australian National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is access to insulin pump consumables (reservoirs and infusion sets). Occasionally there are changes to the products available, and another such change quietly slipped in last week. A range of Medtronic infusion sets have just been taken off the market. Who is affected? Basically, …

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Revisiting the topic of filling pump cannulae

I’ve recently been using Medtronic Quick-set infusion sets with my pump, and made a surprising discovery which I’ll get to below. But first some introduction: Insulin pump users will be familiar with the advice that teflon cannulae should be replaced every 3 days (steel cannulae every 2 days) to avoid long-term damage such as lipohypertrophy …

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Animas finally going away

Animas is finally disappearing from Australia, and not only Vibe users will be affected. This article lists many important and urgent pieces of information for users of Animas Vibe, Tandem t:slim X2, and Accu-Chek Combo pumps. History In 2017 we heard that Animas was leaving the insulin pump market (being closed down by its parent …

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