Is your BOB ready?

What’s a BOB you ask? It’s a Bug-Out Bag, containing almost all the essentials if you need to leave your house. It’s a term popularised by the survivalist crowd, but it can also be an important tool for people living with Type 1 Diabetes. Consider a couple of possible scenarios: You’re involved in an accident and end …

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Lantus is being replaced

Lantus is a long-acting basal insulin which has been around since 2000. That’s about to change, but don’t panic. Essentially it’s just a name change. History Lantus is a U100 form of insulin glargine, made by Sanofi. Its patent protection eventually ran out, so new versions started appearing from other companies. Lilly (who also make Humalog) …

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Minimizing CGM gaps

This article describes the way I’ve been managing my CGM so that I get continuous data, with only a few 5-minute updates missed for many months now. For most people using CGMs (such as the Medtronic and Dexcom systems) each time they start a new sensor there’s a big gap in their CGM coverage. Not …

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New Year: new Safety Nets

It’s not cheap having chronic health conditions and constantly needing medication. There are some government concessions available beyond the standard PBS subsidy, but we need to take charge and make sure we’re not missing out on them! PBS Safety Net I had to go to a pharmacy today, and being the start of a new …

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Looping press coverage in WA

Not a lot of new information in this post: just a boast about some recent press coverage I suppose! Diabetes WA (the Western Australian diabetes consumer-representative organisation, also associated with Diabetes Australia) interviewed me for a 2-page article on looping in their Diabetes Matters magazine. It came out recently in the Summer 2019/20 edition which …

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