diabetes

ADC 2019 – Day 1

Day 1 of the Congress had a few bits of news for us. Here are just a few of them. Accu-Chek Solo Roche have announced the Accu-Chek Solo patch pump. Do note that it is not launched yet. The expectation is that the pump will be launched (in limited numbers) at the next Prostheses List update (November). …

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Loopaversary 2019

Recently I went back and checked my notes to come up with a realisation: the 22nd of August 2017 was when I activated my first closed-loop insulin pump system. That means Thursday will be my 2nd looping anniversary! Two years of feeling like my diabetes was under some sort of control, and not a speeding …

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Medical ID jewellery

For many years I’ve worn a pendant with basic medical alert info. On the rear it has printed some simple text: INSULIN T1 DIABETES ALLERGY: PENICILLIN It was a careful compromise with the space available. I had to decide which bits of information were essential, and useful for emergency workers to know if I was …

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BG graph scales

Our glucose data (whether it’s BG samples or CGM data) can be displayed in many ways. We can see a simple graph, a “spaghetti graph”, a percentile (AGP) graph, etc. These are all useful in different ways, but all I’m going to talk about here is the vertical scale on these graphs. Many of us …

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