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Living with Technology – ADATS 2018

In October 2018 I was privileged to be an invited keynote speaker at ADATS 2018. The Australian Diabetes Advancements and Technologies Summit is a one-day event for healthcare professionals. That is, doctors, nurses, etc. People who “only” live with diabetes don’t normally get a look-in. This article is a summary of my presentation. I’ve put most …

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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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