[IP] Re: 5 unit threshold
I find this 'after the zero/empty alarm thread interesting
I'm certain my Animas Ping STOPS when IT thinks we are at zero: I know there's
insulin left, duh, you can see it in the cartridge, but there is NO basal
delivery and you CANNIT bolus when you are 'empty', as far as I know?!
You can, in an ' emergency ', use that insulin, with a syringe for accuracy or
without as a WAG (wild a$$ed guess) !
<thinking of my most recent emergency, taking someone else to the ER, not
realizing my 'emergency supplies' in my pocketbook were incomplete (from either
the last midnight ER run, or maybe from my attempts to rotate those things
carried, unused firEVER>
> On Aug 29, 2016, at 11:13 AM, Julia R
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> When I first got my Minimed 511 in 2002, Medtronic told me there would be
> 11-22 units of insulin to use AFTER the pump said there were 0.00 units left.
> I have found this to be true in my 14 years of using these pumps. After the
> pump reads 0.00 units, I have about 12 more hours of insulin to use,
> boluses, although my boluses are usually small. I do not show a spike in
> blood sugar until the latter part of the 12 hours. So for me, remembering to
> change by about 6 hours after the pump says 0.00 units left would work well.
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