diabetes

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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A new Contour Next

Ascensia has quietly introduced a new blood glucose meter in Australia. That means there are now five BG meters in Australia that use Contour Next strips. They all have different features! Contour Next One Described in an earlier article on this site. Uses two CR2032 batteries. Has Bluetooth and can link to the Contour or xDrip+ …

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The Quantified Self: a normal day with Type 1 Diabetes

You might not be aware of it already, but the Quantified Self community has been all about people measuring data about themselves: lots of “N=1” experiments. There’s almost no limit to what people have decided to measure and analyse. Blood oxygenation levels, meditation patterns, the effect of distractions on work productivity, cholesterol levels while nursing, …

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