A new Contour Next

Ascensia has quietly introduced a new blood glucose meter in Australia. That means there are now five BG meters in Australia that use Contour Next strips. They all have different features! Contour Next One Described in an earlier article on this site. Uses two CR2032 batteries. Has Bluetooth and can link to the Contour or xDrip+ …

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The Quantified Self: a normal day with Type 1 Diabetes

You might not be aware of it already, but the Quantified Self community has been all about people measuring data about themselves: lots of “N=1” experiments. There’s almost no limit to what people have decided to measure and analyse. Blood oxygenation levels, meditation patterns, the effect of distractions on work productivity, cholesterol levels while nursing, …

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Australian Insulin Pump choices – July 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 private health insurance: Accu-Chek Combo Accu-Chek Solo Tandem t:slim X2 YpsoPump …

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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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