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- Diabetes Australia Position Statement on Self blood glucose monitoring by adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- Urgent Medical Device Recall: NovoPen Echo – the insulin cartridge holder used in a small number of NovoPen Echo batches may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals, for example certain cleaning agents.Using a device with a cracked/broken cartridge holder can result in the device delivering a smaller dose of insulin than expected leading to high blood glucose levels. When cleaning the pen as described in the User Guide, there is no reason to believe that cracking of the cartridge holder will occur. All other batches include cartridge holders of a type where the issue with cracked and broken cartridge holders was not seen. The following batches have been affected:
- As shown on box EVG3310-6 EVG4252-2 EVG4253-2 FVG8218-4 FVG8412-3 FVG8415-1
- As shown on pen: EVG3310 EVG4252 EVG4253 FVG8218 FVG8412 FVG8415
Return to your diabetes health professional or Novo Nordisk FREECALL 1800 668626
- Urgent: Recall For Product Correction MiniMed® 640G Insulin Infusion Pump (ARTG 95763) Power Error 25 (No product return is required) Find out more. Posted 22/2/2017.
- Medtronic, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is initiating a Recall for Product Correction (TGA Reference number RC-2017-RN-00167-1) for its MiniMed 640G insulin pumps with software version 2.6. Please note that physical product is not being recalled from the market.
- The TGA published information regarding Animas Vibe insulin pumps. The statement can be found at http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/animas-vibe-insulin-pumps
- World Diabetes Day is held on November 14th each year.
The campaign is represented by a blue circle logo, like the one Jayne’s in to the right, that was adopted in 2007 after the passage of the UN Resolution on diabetes. The blue circle is the global symbol for diabetes awareness. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic. The theme of World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2016 was ‘Eyes on diabetes’. The key messages that guided the campaign were: Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to modify its course and reduce risk of complications.Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part of managing all types of diabetes. Supporting materials are available on the IDF website.
- JDRF supports CGM roll-out planning for potential commencement 1/1/2017
- International Diabetes Federation’s Diabetes Voice is a publication showcasing diabetes care around the world. Online Issue 3/September 2016.
- Medication labels are changing in Australia. To update your knowledge click here. Posted 15/9/16
- Recall: GlucaGen HypoKit A recall notice has been issued for the GlucaGen Hypokit product.It has been identified that a small number of GlucaGen HypoKits from four batches have needles which may become detached from the pre-filled syringes. The affected batch numbers are: FS6X465 FS6X536 FS6X715 FS6X891
The expiry date for all affected batches is 31 August 2017.