diabetes

It’s not always diabetes

It’s sometimes fascinating, living with chronic medical conditions. Note that in a medical context “chronic” refers to “long-term” rather than “severe”. It can be a mental challenge, and admittedly “fascinating” is not a term that everybody would choose for it. It’s all about probability With diabetes in particular, we often hear about it putting us …

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No-bolus for 4 months

Back in February I wrote about some of my experiences with “Living with an actual closed loop“. Time has ticked by, it’s now been 4 months since my last bolus, and I’ve just come back from a meeting with my endocrinologist. To re-cap: I have my AndroidAPS setup tuned fairly well (and using Fiasp in …

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The t:slim is back

The t:slim X2 pump has been blocked from sale since December 2020 due to safety concerns raised through the TGA. Today AMSL mailed their customers to let them know the suspension of the pump’s TGA registration is officially over. Apparently it was lifted a week ago, but neither the TGA nor AMSL were saying anything …

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Pump occlusion alarms

Most insulin pump users are familiar with the dreaded occlusion alarm. At the simplest level it tells us that this cannula is occluded and needs to be replaced. But it’s not always that straightforward. So let’s dive in an explore the mysteries behind the alarm. Detecting an occlusion The pump usually has a force sensor …

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