Category Archives: Kit & equipment

The machines are taking over

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 »

What’s changed?

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 »

My pump settings

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 »

Animas recall some pumps

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 »