A Glimpse Of Vulnerability

Last night my insulin pump system went kaput for the second time. Lights out, completely DOA. Until that point…
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Roche Solo Tubeless Patch Pump Launches in Australia

One of the most unsurprising announcements made at the Australasian Diabetes Congress was the launch of the Roche Solo insulin pump, following its TGA approval several months ago. The Solo is the latest tubeless patch pump to hit the market here in Aus…

Solutions To Fit the Needs of the Individual

Undoubtedly the biggest issue that stuck out to me from the Australasian Diabetes Congress was the difficulty of managing diabetes among teenagers and young adults. Continuous Glucose Monitoring has been fully subsidised for people under the age of 21 …

“Scarless Pouch” for Insulin-Producing Cell Transplants

Placing transplanted insulin-producing cells in an insulating pouch removes the need for immunosuppressing drugs, and can provide people with type 1 diabetes with a treatment that removes the need for daily insulin injections. But this approach has enc…

Rationing While Waiting on a Refill Took Kayla’s Life

Brenda Davis is aware that other young people died in June because they couldn’t get their insulin. “Their deaths are inexcusable,” she said. “Anybody on a lifesaving drug — it should have been approved that day.” She told Kayla’s story because she ho…

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Paranoia.

I spent a fair chunk of last night ploughing through some uni work. I finished up at around 9pm, brushed my teeth, put on my pyjamas and sat down to catch up on the last episode of Australian Survivor. My eyes kept wandering to the clock on the DVD pla…