Sex while wearing an Insulin Pump

Lets be honest, diabetes does not lend itself to the kind of spontaneity that sex requires. The checking of the blood sugar prior to ‘getting it on’, the disconnecting of the pump etc does require having an understanding and open partner. So lets be honest here, if you are having sex with them, you really…

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Four Year Old Boy the first person in the world to be fitted with insulin pump to prevent hypoglycaemia attacks

A four-year-old Perth boy is the first person in the world to be fitted with an artificial pancreas to help manage his type 1 diabetes. Xavier Hames is one of more than 122,300 Australians living with the autoimmune disease that destroys the ability to produce insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. His new insulin…

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Artificial pancreas better than pump for managing type 1 diabetes

The world’s first clinical trial to compare three ways of delivering insulin to control glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes concludes that two versions of an artificial pancreas can do the job better than conventional pump therapy. The results could have significant implications for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The trial was…

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Insulin Pumps & Airport Security

Flying can be a stressful time for anyone, especially people with diabetes, and especially those with Type 1 Diabetes. Stress, exercise, food intake, calculating insulin doses and managing different time zones can all add to the challenges that people who have diabetes face when travelling. A recent article published by Andrew Cornish & Peter Chase of the…

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