insulin

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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Spare a Rose

This article isn’t about fancy new technology. But it is about an issue which should be important to everyone who has to inject insulin. We’re lucky in Australia that we get access to this life-saving drug. So many children in the world DIE because they don’t have access to insulin. Life for a Child is a …

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