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Medical ID jewellery

For many years I’ve worn a pendant with basic medical alert info. On the rear it has printed some simple text: INSULIN T1 DIABETES ALLERGY: PENICILLIN It was a careful compromise with the space available. I had to decide which bits of information were essential, and useful for emergency workers to know if I was …

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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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Tegaderm Film 1624W

The Libre glucose sensor is fairly robust, but is only rated for 30 minutes in the water and only less than a metre deep. Here’s how I improve on that. In April 2017 I was travelling in Papua New Guinea aboard a small ship on a scouting trip investigating a future photography workshop destination. We …

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