diabetes

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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Accu-Chek Performa BG meter – a last-minute purchase

This is part travel story, and part commentary about a BG meter. Take spares For my recent African trip I assembled spares of everything, so I’d be fine if anything misbehaved. I had a backup pump, a backup OpenAPS rig, a backup CGM-collection phone, a spare G5 transmitter, spare sensors, BG meters, insulin (both sets …

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Software as a Medical Device: TGA and CSIRO

In the evolving landscape of medical device regulation in Australia, the Therapeutical Goods Administration (TGA) have engaged CSIRO Futures to explore the areas of “Software as a Medical Device” and “Cyber Security for Medical Devices”. They’ve asked people and companies who “identify with this emerging industry” to get involved by making contact via their “Mapping …

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Tandem cannulae and upgrades

Some cogitation about the introduction of the Tandem t:slim X2 pump into Australia… In the pump image I’ve been using here for a while you can see the short tubing lead that comes out from the reservoir, and terminates in a connector for the infusion set. Originally this connector was the traditional “Luer-lock” connector, which …

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