Omnipod

Omnipod options in Australia

Omnipod DASH pods were introduced to Australia last August, but while the company continues to work towards getting them subsidised like other insulin pumps through a combination of NDSS and private health insurance, we’re still left having to fund them as self-payers. They’re expensive A box of 10 pods (one month’s supply if you’re using …

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Fun with icons

It should be fairly obvious that over the years I’ve been an avid consumer of science fiction (both as books and movies). At the very start of this blog you can find a discussion of JARVIS (from Iron Man) which was my CGM controller. Soon after I introduced GERTY (from Moon) which was the pocket …

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Insulin Pump Choices – February 2022 update

There have been some updates in two reference pages on this site: Insulin Pump Choices, and Closed-loop pumps in Australia. Partly it’s just updating things with new dates, but there are some new things in there which may excite some of you. Such as: AndroidAPS has reached version 3.0 this month. It’s available now. New …

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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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