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Pump approved

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Gaz-M, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Maybe. I also wonder whether we react slightly differently to constant rapid insulin.
     
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  2. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    yeah could well be that too, it kinda boggles the mind
     
  3. irrationalJohn

    irrationalJohn LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Here is my opinion.

    Yes, it's always best to wait and see if there is a pattern before making longer term changes to things like basal which lurk in the background and can get forgotten. Proceeding cautiously is reasonable, no?

    But on the other hand, wasn't part of the purpose of getting a pump to have more flexibility and to break out of the prison of being forced to "eat to your insulin"? I think when it is obvious that you are going hypo low then you should set a temp basal to reduce your basal. Why on earth would you want to continue to push insulin into your body when you are already either going hypo or know that you will be hypo not too long from now?

    Another approach which might not occur to someone new to the pump is to do a temp basal when your pump shows that you probably still have Active Insulin but you are already in your target BG range and do not expect your BG to rise from a meal. Rather than eat to cover that pending active insulin, you can just temp reduce your basal and let the Active Insulin cover the basal.

    Based on my experience, the most attractive thing about a Temporary Basal is that it is temporary. You set a time period and after that time period your basal rate pops back to the regular setting at that time of day. You don't have to worry about remembering to change it back. This just happens automagically when the clock runs out.

    Just sayin', with a pump you have (other) options. That's sorta the point, no? ;)
     
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  4. lely

    lely · Well-Known Member

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    @iHs. I have. Question about the vibe. I changed the battery about an hour after my meal, then went to check how much IOB was left and it said 0.00, Since its been two hours since meal and it's 4 hours for insulin to work I know there's still some at work but the pump isn't registering it. I just took battery out and replaced it when it alarmed for a low battery. Should I have used a particular procedure before removing the battery I can't seem to find the answer in the owners book.
     
  5. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @lely if you change the battery with IOB then the IOB wont show but if you look in status menu 2 it will show last bolus given.
    Tip is to change the battery when no IOB

    Look on page 12 of your manual ;)
     
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  6. lely

    lely · Well-Known Member

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    @CarbsRok I thought you said you had a vibe too trawling though past posts trying to find the one that said you did. thank you. Will know that for next time now.
     
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  7. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You are more than welcome, I've had the 2020/vibe for about 4 1/2 years now.

    Not sure if you noticed I stuck page no. on above post for reference.
     
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  8. lely

    lely · Well-Known Member

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    I see it now, In the words of Homer DOH.
     
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