Medtronic

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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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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Contour Next BG meters

We’re still seeing a lot of confusion in the market about what a “Contour Next” meter can do. To save myself from repetition I’m putting this information down in one clear place. There are currently four BG meters in Australia that use Contour Next strips. They all have different features! Contour Next Small. Uses two …

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CGM calibration reminders

Most CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors) require calibration by comparing with BG fingerprick samples. These help ensure that the numbers the system reports are a good analog for your current blood glucose. If left uncalibrated for too long the values can drift from reality, but the speed of this drift varies across systems. I wrote earlier …

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