diabetes

March thoughts on insulin pumps for Australia

Back in early February I wrote about the latest news/rumours about insulin pumps for the Australian market. During my March UK trip I’ve been privileged to meet many other people with type 1 diabetes, in a variety of locations around the country. Some are using closed-loop pump systems, but as usual there’s actually been a …

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Fasting glucose tests

As most people with Type 1 diabetes will know, when visiting your endocrinologist they’ll usually scan over your latest lab blood test results in the appointment. There are many important things tested there, but I’m talking here only about the numbers that relate to blood glucose. Blood glucose (BG) is our primary indicator of how …

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Nasal blouses – autocorrect annoyances

The autocorrect functions in modern phones can certainly speed up a lot of things, but occasionally they get in the way. In online diabetes forums it’s unfortunately become common to see people talking about “nasal rates” and giving themselves “blouses”. That’s usually autocorrect replacing words it doesn’t recognise. But it’s usually easy to work around. …

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Basal increments in pumps

The features of insulin pumps differ between models, but there are many similarities and it’s usually not too hard to change to a different model. But one subtle but confronting difference can be the way we can set a basal profile of insulin delivery. However adjusting to a new method is usually not a hard …

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News from Europe

ATTD The last few days have shown us various exciting bits of technology from the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference in Vienna. This is just a few of the highlights: Roche & open protocols In October last year the JDRF announced their Open Protocol Initiative, calling on equipment manufacturers to open up …

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Sydney DIY APS build day, February 2018

This weekend marked another first! An afternoon DIY closed-loop community build meeting was held in North Sydney. Like our┬árecent 2-day Melbourne event, people using or interested in using DIY closed-loop insulin pump technology gathered to support each other. The event was organised through the Australian/NZ looping group on Facebook, and while we all interact with …

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