Pump environmental limits

We see various insulin pumps described as “waterproof”. But what does it actually mean? Personally I’m interested in how “life-proof” my devices are. That covers multiple aspects including: Water- and dust-proof. Things get dusty in the desert (especially if I fall over or commando-crawl while tracking some wildlife with my cameras). When working on small …

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A different office for the rest of December

There might not be many Bionic Wookiee posts until January.¬†As you might be able to tell, I’m currently deep in the jungles of Uganda! This is one of many photographs I made today, having trekked into the Bwindi Imprenetrable¬†Forest to spend an hour with a family of Mountain Gorillas. We’re going back tomorrow for more. …

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Travel planning with diabetes

Over the years I’ve travelled a lot. Some of the trips have been weekend drives, some have been multi-week 4WD expeditions. Some have been all hiking, some have been based on ships. There’s been travel on almost every mode of transport.¬†Sometimes I’ve been in resorts, sometimes business hotels, sometimes in tents and bush huts. And …

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Accu-Chek Performa BG meter – a last-minute purchase

This is part travel story, and part commentary about a BG meter. Take spares For my recent African trip I assembled spares of everything, so I’d be fine if anything misbehaved. I had a backup pump, a backup OpenAPS rig, a backup CGM-collection phone, a spare G5 transmitter, spare sensors, BG meters, insulin (both sets …

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