Monday, September 5, 2016 - 19:02

I often get asked about wearing a pump and a CGM. More specifically being attached 24/7.

I began pumping insulin in 2010 and that was the day I never looked back. When I first looked into pumping, I often worried about being attached to something. Would I notice? Would it become annoying? Would I rip it out in my sleep? Would it be a constant reminder of living with Type 1 Diabetes? After my first night with my insulin pump, I began to wonder why I was so concerned! I forgot I was even wearing a pump until I went to get out of bed and felt the infusion line tugging. Fast forward to being in high school and university, I saw my insulin pump as a visual aid of how far I had come in follow my dreams rather than a constant reminder of living with Type 1 Diabetes. When I’ve told people I have Type 1 Diabetes and use an insulin pump their first thought is always denial because they can’t see it.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:46

Improving access to better health outcomes for Australian’s with diabetes is important to us. So is reducing the cost and risk of co-morbidity. It also matters to the community and the Government which was affirmed during the 2016 Federal Election with bipartisan support for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM).

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 15:52

You may have heard, the NDSS is transitioning distribution of insulin pump consumables from Diabetes Australia to NDSS pharmacies as of July 1st 2016. Whilst the change-over date has been made clear, the timing and process for the transition is still very unclear to Medtronic. 

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 15:41

As a first step (because we have the clinical evidence to show that it would be cost effective) we are asking for CGM funding for those who are hypo-unaware to be funded on the NDSS NOW.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 16:59

Our first year has truly been a year of firsts! The first time with sensors, which are amazing, lifesaving! The first time seeing hypoglycaemic episodes be stopped... before they even get a chance to get started, thanks to SmartGuard®. The first year of going swimming with a pump on.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 14:46

For a young mother, working hard to support her family of two young children, the idea that CGM is not subsidised is another slap in the face for those with Type 1 diabetes. 

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