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My favourite BG meters

There are many blood glucose (BG) meters available in the Australian market, but this isn’t a review of all of them. If you want to see the range of meters and strips subsidised in the Australian market at the moment, have a look at the “Testing Strips order form” over at the NDSS Product and …

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Crossing the Drake

Is your insulin pump waterproof? What does that actually mean?

Insulin pumps are devices we continually wear, continuously administering a life-saving drug. Too little or too much, and our lives are in danger. So we need them to be reliable. So what happens if they get wet?¬†What does it actually mean if our pump has been described as “waterproof”? And what can we do if …

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Nasal blouses – autocorrect annoyances

The autocorrect functions in modern phones can certainly speed up a lot of things, but occasionally they get in the way. In online diabetes forums it’s unfortunately become common to see people talking about “nasal rates” and giving themselves “blouses”. That’s usually autocorrect replacing words it doesn’t recognise. But it’s usually easy to work around. …

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Carrying CR2032 batteries

We use many devices today that rely on batteries. Some of them rechargeable, some not. For essential equipment like BG meters, carrying spares is important! As well as in things like kitchen scales (useful for carb-counting food) the CR2032 “button cells” are used in many BG meters today. I’ve been caught out in the past …

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