December Australian insulin pump updates

The Australian pump market continues to slowly develop, and my Insulin Pump Choices article has had another update.┬áNotable developments since the last update include: Announcement of the Medtronic 780G pump. Initial launch of the Dexcom G6 CGM integration for the YpsoPump. Information about future pump options such as the Tandem Mobi and t:slim X3. Along …

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Filling an Omnipod

An Omnipod can contain between 85-200U of insulin. But the pod is only likely to last 72-80 hours: 3 days plus an 8-hour grace period before shutdown. Ideally we put enough in there to last until we’re ready to replace it: we can’t top it up! The only way we get to measure how much …

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Podding observations

Just some observations from recent experience. For the past few days I’ve been using another Omnipod DASH with my closed-loop system. This is also being tested by many people with the latest beta version of AndroidAPS 3.0. Along the way I’ve noticed a few things. These do not seem to be anything related to beta …

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Pump environmental limits

We see various insulin pumps described as “waterproof”. But what does it actually mean? Personally I’m interested in how “life-proof” my devices are. That covers multiple aspects including: Water- and dust-proof. Things get dusty in the desert (especially if I fall over or commando-crawl while tracking some wildlife with my cameras). When working on small …

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September Australian Insulin Pump changes

There have been a couple of developments in the Australian pump market recently, so two of this site’s reference articles have been updated: Australian Insulin Pump Choices Closed-loop pumps in Australia The changes include: Accu-Chek Combo The Accu-Chek Combo pump is no longer being sold in Australia. Warranty and support will continue for 4 years, …

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