Looping

Another closed-loop

Until now there have been two options for commercially-supported closed-loop pump systems in Australia. But it looks like that’s about to change. Last month the TGA approved the CamAPS FX loop system from CamDiab. Ypsomed is the sponsor, and it seems it is going to be launched alongside the updated YpsoPump that’s soon to arrive.┬áThis …

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May 2022 data snapshot

Last month I mentioned that I had modified the parameters I was using for the insulin activity/IOB modelling in my AID/loop system. Specifically, for Lyumjev and for Humalog I’m now using 9 hours in the exponential IOB model. I showed statistics from two 4-week samples of Lyumjev, and then a 7-day sample using this timing …

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Insulin Pump Choices update – April 2022

The pump options in Australia keep evolving, and it’s time for an update of two articles on this site: Insulin Pump Choices Tandem’s introduction of Control-IQ. Sundry tweaks to the entries for other pumps. Equil (not available in Australia) Closed-loop pumps in Australia The DIY options have not changed significantly recently, but there have been …

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Hyperinsulinaemia

A long word that basically means “too much insulin in the blood”. Hyperinsulinaemia is especially associated with Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance, where the body’s response to insulin is reduced, and higher-than-normal insulin levels are needed to get the required effect. But it can apparently also be involved with Type 1 (allegedly not just …

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