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Basal increments in pumps

The features of insulin pumps differ between models, but there are many similarities and it’s usually not too hard to change to a different model. But one subtle but confronting difference can be the way we can set a basal profile of insulin delivery. However adjusting to a new method is usually not a hard …

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News from Europe

ATTD The last few days have shown us various exciting bits of technology from the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference in Vienna. This is just a few of the highlights: Roche & open protocols In October last year the JDRF announced their Open Protocol Initiative, calling on equipment manufacturers to open up …

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Sydney DIY APS build day, February 2018

This weekend marked another first! An afternoon DIY closed-loop community build meeting was held in North Sydney. Like our recent 2-day Melbourne event, people using or interested in using DIY closed-loop insulin pump technology gathered to support each other. The event was organised through the Australian/NZ looping group on Facebook, and while we all interact with …

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AAA batteries for insulin pumps – updated data

I’ve previously written a fairly detailed analysis of the performance of various AAA batteries in Medtronic insulin pumps being used in a closed-loop setup (the frequent radio traffic shortens the battery life significantly from when the pump is operating in standalone mode). In the 8 weeks since that post I have continued to collect data …

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“Looping and Alive” and other apparel

Earlier this year I released a T-shirt design which related to having Type 1 Diabetes. Since then there have been several additions based on requests from other PWDs, and the collection has grown. The “Deliberately Non-compliant” one you see above was inspired by Renza at Diabetogenic. In case you feel any of these would suit you, you …

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AAA batteries for insulin pumps – Part 2

Recently I posted an analysis of the behaviour of various AAA batteries in my insulin pump. Second instances of some battery models have been completed, so we get a chance to review the initial conclusions. Here’s the graph with just the duplicated battery types: That’s still quite busy, so next we’ll look at just the …

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World Diabetes Day – November 14

Various events are being held around the globe to mark November 14: World Diabetes Day. At Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne’s west, there will be a T1D patient peer support event on the 14th entitled “How far away is the artificial pancreas?“. There will be three main speakers: two involved with the current Australian trials of the Medtronic …

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