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Revisiting Fiasp

Fiasp insulin became available on the Australian PBS in June this year. Based on feedback from users overseas, I was prepared to encounter issues with trying to use it. I last wrote about my use of it in “Fiaspro” which seemed to be going fairly well. This article is a followup to that. Fiaspro I ended …

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Another insulin – October 2019

In the October update to the Australian PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme), another insulin arrived today. Well, sort of. The addition is Semglee, which is a “biosimilar equivalent” to Lantus. Like Lantus it’s insulin glargine. Lantus is one of the commonly-used long-acting (or “basal”) insulin used for daily injections. It’s been around for years (I used …

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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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