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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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Not your average pump

“My friend’s kid has one of those.” Not an unusual reaction if I describe my closed-loop insulin system to someone without diabetes. They’ve heard about insulin pumps, and not unreasonably assume that they take a lot of the work away by automatically adjusting the insulin dose as required. Because that seems an obvious application of …

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Step up Roche!

Insulin pumps are life-sustaining devices that we live with 24 hours a day, so we become quite invested in them. We all live different lives, and our needs (and tastes) in insulin pumps vary. With this week’s announcement that Animas has shut down in the US/Canada, there are obvious clouds on the horizon for Australian …

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GERTY

You may know the story behind the name of my CGM (continuous glucose monitor): JARVIS. Now I’m building another machine to be part of my diabetes network, and because it will have connections across WiFi and Bluetooth networks it really helps if it has its own network name. This machine is an OpenAPS rig: a …

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