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Re: [IP] unhappy with CIQ



mean plasma glucose, mg/dL = 35.6*A1c - 77.3
So an A1c of 5.5 corresponds to an average plasma glucose reading of 118 mg/dL.

On 8/25/20, Alan Segal
<email @ redacted> wrote:
>  I spent several months deciding if I should go from BIQ to CIQ, and the
> main factor was that I read people who
> had 7 or above A1c (where I was) could benefit. I was not one of those in
> the 6's or 5's who commented that CIQ didn't help and they wanted to go
> back to BIQ.
>
>
> I put on control-iq a few weeks ago, my TDD dropped from an average of 66
> to an average of 44. My
> BG average has dropped to 126 (A1c of 6).
> I have *Sleep **mode on* most of the time.
>
>
> For me, CIQ seems to be working great!
> I would like to be able to set my Target, Insulin Duration, and make the
> extended bolus go beyond 2 hours,
> but I can't complain about results!
>
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 7:58 PM Vern Carmon <
> email @ redacted> wrote:
>
>> I really don't understand some saying they don't like the ability to set
>> their BG aim to 80 to get their A1c to always be 5.5.  You must realize
>> that
>> an A1c is a BG average of 122 not 80.  This also means that  there are a
>> lot
>> of lows and highs to get the constant 5.5 over years.  I also suspect the
>> time in range is low.  This the basic weakness of following an A1c value.
>>
>>
>>
>> Now if you have a good percentage of time in range plus the A1c of 5.5
>> then
>> great! I run between 85% and 90% of the time in range and A1cs range
>> between
>> 5.5 and 5.9.
>>
>>
>>
>> Yes, I agree the CIQ isn't the best but its better the we had before.  I
>> don't like the constants they put in(such as the insulin duration of 5
>> hours, but for me I never used IOB), I don't think the temporary basal
>> rate
>> they calculate is correct for me, both for highs and lows.
>>
>>
>>
>> I really feel that more work by Tandem is need to improve CIQ but I also
>> think that it great for those that don't wanted to fiddle with a pump or
>> don't have the ability.  CIQ makes things easier but at this time needs
>> to
>> be optimized.
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