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Super bolus

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Eldorado, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Eldorado

    Eldorado Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone explain what this is? I'm wondering if it's only suitable for T1's who use a pump.
     
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    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is only for pumpers. You turn your basal delivery off or down for a few hours and then you add the insulin lost from the basal on to the meal time bolus so all the insulin is working straight away to deal with a high carb meal, but, because you have turned basal off/down, you avoid a later hypo. It's a fairly high maintenance technique to be doing often, because there's maths and buttons to press to turn off and back on etc, but apparently it's popular with pregnant pumpers where the post prandial targets are much tighter.
     
  4. Eldorado

    Eldorado Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I came across a similar question in a Facebook group for Libre users that I belong to. I'd never heard of it but thought it might be for pumpers.
     
  5. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    It's also a principle we use in OpenAPS to allow the system to deliver boluses for food in a safe way.
     
  6. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems like madness to me.......at least for dealing with higher carb/higher fat meals.....there are options there already within the pump....without fiddling with the basal....
     
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