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Acting time setting with the Aviva Combo handset

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by submarinerLV, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. submarinerLV

    submarinerLV · Active Member

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    Hi guys

    I use Novorapid with my spirit combo pump.

    On the Aviva Combo handset / meter, in advice options what Acting Time would people recommend I use?

    As a default it's currently set to 4:00 hours, so should I leave it at that or increase / decrease the time?

    Or do I really need to go down the route of doing a bolus test to see truly how long insulin stays active in my system or is it around the same time period for all people?

    Many thanks

  2. candi-girl

    candi-girl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's different for everyone. Mine is set for 2.5 hours whereas when I injected I used larger doses and would last around 3hrs - 3.5hrs. I would do a bolus test.
  3. Brava210

    Brava210 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    4hours is about right for actrapid.
  4. josie38

    josie38 · Well-Known Member

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    On my settings I have meal rise of 3mmol and acting time of 4.00 hrs. If you are not sure i would suggest testing more until you are happy.

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