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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This page has been superceded by the new Insulin Pump Choices page. Some of the details here are out of date.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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Australian Insulin Pump choices – July 2020 update

NOTE: This article has been superceded by the December 2020 update.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 …

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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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