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Type 1 Half units

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by conniecar, Dec 15, 2021.

  1. conniecar

    conniecar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all

    I’ve been given a new pen ( Echo ) and a new insulin ( Fiasp ). It has half units…. After 47 years I’m embarrassed to say I wouldn’t know how to work that out? I use a glucose monitor to calculate my bolus’s and it’s never come up with a half? I’ve a Libre too but obviously there’s no dose advise. Would using the blood meter’s advice not be accurate if I started adding random halves? Rubbish at maths
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to use half units - you can use full units if that is what you are used to and it allows you to manage your diabetes.
     
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  3. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If your current doses are working why worry about the halves? I think your bolus calculator is rounding up or down to avoid any confusion.
    For adults, unless you are really tiny, you are going to be fine with whole units normally.
     
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  4. MommaE

    MommaE Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you do want to consider the half units the Libre 2 reader does have a setting for it although set up for it is one of those only accessible with a health professionals access code. The diabetes clinic was able to set mine up very quickly and easily working with me via telephone.
     
  5. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Librelink with my Samsung S8 accepts half-units and I used that this morning
     
  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Try when asked to input code CAA1C works with mine.
     
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