Ladies and gentlemen, I have been waiting with bated breath for the murnong (Microseris lanceolata) on my verge to bloom. I have been waiting much longer for a closed loop insulin delivery system that adjusts my insulin dose based on real time changes in my blood glucose level. Both have finally arrived.

I have only been using the new tech for one week but already I feel that I am living life less on the edge. The tech suffers from a few technical glitches, but I can envisage a day in the near future when I can free my mind from the hundreds of decisions that normally go into the day to day management of my Type 1 diabetes. It may even change my temperament – perhaps I’ll be less cranky. Life too may offer a few more possibilities, just like this murnong seedhead.

Take care, everyone.

Kind Regards.

For information on the revival of the Murnong see

RDP Rest

36 thoughts on “Late Bloomer

  1. So, the murnong is not just a pretty face, but a root vegie! Lots to celebrate for you, new technology and your contribution to the return of the murnong. Will you harvest the root?

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  2. You will love the insulin delivery system. My friend’s youngest daughter has found far more freedom with it for her Diabetes type 1. She successfully delivered 2 babies using it, together with a vegan diet with perfect readings and perfect vitamin blood work to throughout her pregnancy too.
    I believe that delivery system is very expensive though.

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    1. From this financial year, a substantial subsidy became available for all Type 1 diabetics, Vicki. The subsidy wasn’t available to us oldies before despite needing affordable access just as much as younger people. Your friend’s daughter was so fortunate. I wish it had been available when I was pregnant with my children.


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