Looping

A closed loop is not every closed loop – 670G

Medtronic’s 670G pump finally launched in full in Australia this week, after the Guardian3 CGM sensor it relies on received TGA approval. Medtronic is doing its usual thing and saying it’s “the first” and “the only” (see this screengrab from their website). It’s not. It is of course the first commercial system. The 670G has been used overseas …

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December Melbourne looping workshop

It’s that time again! Another opportunity in Melbourne for people interested in closed-loop insulin pump therapy to get together and learn from each other in person. Saturday December 8, 2018 Melbourne CBD 9:00 AM til late afternoon (bring lunch) The “looping” scene in Australia has changed a lot over the last year (including the ability to use …

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Closed-loop pump options – November 2018

We’re talking about a closed-loop system which ties your CGM and pump together so that it decreases or increases insulin flow as required to help maintain your target glucose levels. Not all pumps can do this. All this discussion is written with the Australian environment in mind, and especially in the context of my November 2018 …

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Published in the Internal Medicine Journal

November is Diabetes Awareness Month (in fact the 14th is World Diabetes Day) so this announcement seems timely. In late 2017 I was involved in conducting a survey of the Australian DIY-looping community. It’s taken a very long time to get this through the peer-review and publishing process, but now our article discussing the results …

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