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Australian Insulin Pump choices – December 2020 update

There have been a few changes in the Australian pump landscape recently. One new pump, and one pump getting into trouble with the TGA. And a few other subtler changes. Here’s the latest run-down. There are currently 6 pumps that can be purchased new through private health insurance: Accu-Chek Combo Accu-Chek Solo Tandem t:slim X2 …

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Daylight Saving Time again!

Yes, it’s that time already! Tonight in some Australian states the clock will jump forwards an hour. With the assortment of technologies we use in managing diabetes (blood glucose monitors, pumps, etc) it really helps if the clocks are consistent across our devices. Unfortunately not everything is automatic, and you may need to change some …

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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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10 days of Fiasp

Last night I reached an artificial milestone. Not an important one, but maybe of interest to some people. 10 days ago I refilled my pump with Fiasp insulin, and ever since then it’s been close to my skin under my clothes. As can be seen in my Nightscout site’s display, the Insulin Age is 9d24h (10 …

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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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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NOTE: This article has been superceded by the July 2020 update.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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