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Pump occlusion alarms

Most insulin pump users are familiar with the dreaded occlusion alarm. At the simplest level it tells us that this cannula is occluded and needs to be replaced. But it’s not always that straightforward. So let’s dive in an explore the mysteries behind the alarm. Detecting an occlusion The pump usually has a force sensor …

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Pump refill kits

With insulin pumps there are components we need to regularly replace. We need to put in a new infusion set (or at least site) every 2-3 days, and we also need to replace the insulin reservoir with a fresh one when it empties. But how much “stuff” we need to carry to complete this can …

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Magazine publication

I’ve just had a 5-page article published in the March/April 2021 edition of Australian Diabetic Living. This is under the Better Homes and Gardens umbrella, and probably available in a supermarket near you. The master copy is online though It’s a re-hash of my article here which describes the pumps currently available in the Australian …

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Australian Insulin Pump choices – December 2020 update

This page has been superceded by the new Insulin Pump Choices page. Some of the details here are out of date. 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. …

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