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Sydney closed-loop event: Sat 20th October

Do you want to know more about closed-loop insulin pump systems? Will you be in Sydney this weekend? This Saturday (20th October 2018) in Millers Point (Sydney) there will be another “DIY build party”, where loopers will get together in a relaxed atmosphere. Nominally it will run from 11am til 2pm, although some people will …

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My insulin pump

I’ve written about technology such as insulin pumps for a while now, so I figured it was time for me to show you the pump I’m using in 2018. Combo pump It’s an Accu-Chek Combo pump, purchased through my health insurance earlier this year. So its 4-year warranty lasts until mid-2022. Some of the things …

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36 years down!

36 years ago today, I was admitted to hospital diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. This was a traumatic time for me, and I’m sure it was traumatic for my family too. I was at high school and in my mid-teens. I shouldn’t have to say this, but unfortunately I still do: it was not due …

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My Apidra experience

Here in Australia we have three fast-acting insulins available, although it seems many people are only aware of two. Humalog (insulin lispro) from Lilly, NovoRapid (insulin aspart) from Novo (called NovoLog in some parts of the world), and Apidra (insulin glulisine) from Sanofi. These are used for meal-time boluses and corrections by people using injections (MDI), …

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An official Position Statement on DIY diabetes technology!

In major news yesterday, Diabetes Australia published their Position Statement on DIY technology solutions! Why is this major news? Partly because it’s a world first! Essentially it’s a recognition that although these solutions have not gone through standardised testing and been given approval by the medical regulators, they exist and are being used. The medical community can’t …

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