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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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My Apidra experience

Here in Australia we have three fast-acting insulins available, although it seems many people are only aware of two. Humalog (insulin lispro) from Lilly, NovoRapid (insulin aspart) from Novo (called NovoLog in some parts of the world), and Apidra (insulin glulisine) from Sanofi. These are used for meal-time boluses and corrections by people using injections (MDI), …

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An official Position Statement on DIY diabetes technology!

In major news yesterday, Diabetes Australia published their Position Statement on DIY technology solutions! Why is this major news? Partly because it’s a world first! Essentially it’s a recognition that although these solutions have not gone through standardised testing and been given approval by the medical regulators, they exist and are being used. The medical community can’t …

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