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Australian Insulin Pump choices – December 2020 update

There have been a few changes in the Australian pump landscape recently. One new pump, and one pump getting into trouble with the TGA. And a few other subtler changes. Here’s the latest run-down. There are currently 6 pumps that can be purchased new through private health insurance: Accu-Chek Combo Accu-Chek Solo Tandem t:slim X2 …

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Australian Insulin Pump choices – July 2020 update

There have only been a few changes in the Australian pump landscape in the 6 months since my last update. Expect some more changes in the coming months, but here’s the latest run-down. There are currently 5 pumps that can be purchased new through private health insurance: Accu-Chek Combo Accu-Chek Solo Tandem t:slim X2 YpsoPump …

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Medtronic finally retires the name “Paradigm”

There’s been one change in the June NDSS pump consumables list, and that’s simply a name change for many (but not all) of Medtronic’s infusion sets. Instead of names like “Medtronic Paradigm Sure-T” you will now see “Medtronic MiniMed Sure-T”. But the devices themselves are unchanged. Any infusion sets with “Medtronic MiniMed” in their name …

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Detecting a failed pump site

In yesterday’s article I mentioned some ways we can use numbers like our insulin sensitivity factor. Here’s another. If we see our BG climbing steadily, we usually know something’s going on. It could be that the food we ate had a larger effect than we expected (such as the carb count was underestimated). Or maybe the insulin …

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Why carb counting can be hard

Many people treating their diabetes with insulin seem to struggle with keeping their BG steady. And it’s not their fault! This article talks about one of the big ways instability gets introduced. Calculating our insulin needs With the common carb-counting regimen we usually have three parameters to manage our insulin: Basal insulin. The insulin needed to …

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10 days of Fiasp

Last night I reached an artificial milestone. Not an important one, but maybe of interest to some people. 10 days ago I refilled my pump with Fiasp insulin, and ever since then it’s been close to my skin under my clothes. As can be seen in my Nightscout site’s display, the Insulin Age is 9d24h (10 …

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