diabetes

Tegaderm Film 1624W

The Libre glucose sensor is fairly robust, but is only rated for 30 minutes in the water and only less than a metre deep. Here’s how I improve on that. In April 2017 I was travelling in Papua New Guinea aboard a small ship on a scouting trip investigating a future photography workshop destination. We …

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Dual cannulas

Those of us who use insulin pumps are very used to dealing with cannulas. The pump is connected by tubing to a cannula inserted into the skin. We have to replace this cannula with a fresh one every 2-3 days (both to avoid infections and to stop insulin absorption slowing down). Everyone using a pump …

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Living with a disease

Language is a funny thing. We use it every day to communicate with each other, and there are many nuances to the way we use various words. Some words are simple and inherently positive (such as “health” and “happiness”) although some (e.g. “gay”) have taken on extra associations over time. Other words have negative connotations: …

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