I did start to write a review of my new pump – Medtronic’s beautifully named “640G”. Oh, how for me the lovely name “640G” summons up heady images of Paris boulevards in the springtime; wild flowers swaying in the meadow’s breeze and halcyon thoughts of baby kittens in baskets. Sigh. Anyway, noticing that other people… Read More »
Step by step, little by little, the machines are taking over my diabetes. It started in the mid 1980’s when the traditional family pre-bedtime routine of passing round the test strip came to an abrupt end. For anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure, before there were meters there was a great family game of passing the… Read More »
Throughout the annals of human history there have been many epic battles that have captivated and enthralled the human mind. Sampson versus Goliath; Sparta versus Persia; Blur versus Oasis; Darth Vader versus Captain Kirk; the list goes on. But these – even the famous battle of Thermopylae which set Leonidas against Xerxes – all pale… Read More »
Not a right lot by the looks of things. We might have disappeared for two years but on our return our blog posts still offer no useful purpose in society and the comments are a happy mix of abuse and general pedantry. So, aside from having a baby which changed just about everything, has anything actually… Read More »
As I’ve endlessly banged on about on your soaraway Shoot Up’s social media channels; I’m getting a new pump this week. Medtronic’s 640G no less. The thing itself arrived yesterday and I spent an enjoyable (I define “enjoyable” quite widely in this context) evening reading the manual and programming my many and varied basal rates,… Read More »
Tim’s pharmacist has this morning forwarded me a fax noting that Animas are recalling some of their pumps. Apparently there’s a software issue which will stop them working after 31st December 2015. Oops! The models effected are the Animas IR1200, IR1250 and Animas 2020 and we presume that if you’re a Animas customer they will… Read More »
I have completely befuddled my GP. I am taking Metformin and insulin to control my Type 1 diabetes. I might as well have said I’m going to start walking on my hands in order to protect my feet from damage. His first thought was that I have suddenly morphed into a Type 2 diabetic, having… Read More »
C8 Medisensors announced today that they have gained CE Mark approval for their non invasive continuous glucose monitor. This opens the door for them to sell the device in the UK and Europe, although news yet on release dates.