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March/April looping survey

In December 2017 an online survey of Australian loopers (people using closed-loop insulin pump therapy) was run, and the results were eventually published in the Journal of Internal Medicine in November 2018. It identified at least 20 people using DIY loop systems. In September 2018 a simpler survey was done via this website, and the results …

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Closed-loop pumps in Australia – March 2019

In a slight update to last November’s article on this topic, there’s now a new page on this site: Closed-loop pumps in Australia https://bionicwookiee.com/closed-loop-pumps-in-australia/ It is a high-level overview of the pump and CGM options available today. This link is available from the menu at the top of the BionicWookiee site, and will be updated …

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Sydney closed-loop event: Sat 20th October

Do you want to know more about closed-loop insulin pump systems? Will you be in Sydney this weekend? This Saturday (20th October 2018) in Millers Point (Sydney) there will be another “DIY build party”, where loopers will get together in a relaxed atmosphere. Nominally it will run from 11am til 2pm, although some people will …

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Australian DIY APS looping survey, September 2018

It can be tricky to gauge how many people are managing their diabetes using DIY closed-loop pump systems, as there’s no mandatory reporting. The tools are out there, and people are free to start looping by themselves. We recently saw the results of a UK-based survey, which at the beginning of September showed at least …

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