Fiasp

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A matter of perspective

It’s important to find a medical team who are happy to work with you in making clinical decisions about your treatment of your disease. But even then we can all easily fall into patterns based on just our own perspective. A medico perspective I have been working on several diabetes projects as a consultant, and …

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Using Fiasp in a pump

There still seems to be some confusion in the community about whether the new Fiasp insulin should be used in a pump. Also confusion amongst the pump sales/support staff! The regulatory position is that while in the USA it is not approved for use in a pump, it is approved in both Australia and Europe. …

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Is Fiasp safe?

I’ve been seeing some confused posts and questions on social media in the last week regarding Fiasp (the new “ultra-fast” insulin from Novo that’s now available in Australia through PBS prescriptions). I would characterise Fiasp as essentially NovoRapid with the addition of nicotinamide (vitamin B3)  to accelerate the absorption at the injection site. Is Fiasp …

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Using Fiasp in a DIY loop

With the feedback loops in closed-loop insulin pump systems, reducing the latency of any part of the system can speed things up and make it more responsive. The relatively slow onset of current insulins (which I recently heard referred to as NovoSlug and HumaLag) is probably the biggest hurdle we have at the moment regarding …

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