Humalog

Comparing multiple insulins

For years I used Humalog as my “fast” insulin (before that I used Actrapid!) so when I moved to Fiasp that’s what I had to compare with. I’ve recently experimented with switching back to Humalog to check my settings, and the results were interesting. Including that my no-bolus, no-announce closed-loop system still worked. I have …

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Using a different insulin

People who know me wouldn’t be surprised to hear I’ve been experimenting with an insulin change recently. I started out pumping using Humalog. In 2018 I spent a few months experimenting with Apidra in the hope I could get a faster result (and thus a more-responsive loop). And then when Fiasp finally arrived in Australia …

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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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Have I cooked my insulin?

We’re getting well into Summer here in Australia, and the question of how to keep our insulin safe in the heat keeps coming up. All the manufacturers will tell us are the storage requirements listed in the official drug approvals. Legally they would find it hard to recommend anything outside that without first going through …

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