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Re: [IP] Re: Michael



is the square wave easy to set?
i've got a few weeks before i start pumping and am trying to decide which
pump to buy? any opions? i lead a pretty crazy time sch. you know some days
preety cons. sch. then other days i'mluckey to make it to bed at 2 or 3 am.
NO SURRENDER NO RETREAT!!
BARRY BRUCE
email @ redacted

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> From: Dan Oliver <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Michael
> Date: Thursday, February 05, 1998 11:29 AM
> 
> Katie,
> 
> I suppose you _could_ consider a very high temp basal rate to be
equivalent
> to a square-wave bolus, _if_ the pump would allow you to set such a high
rate.
> 
> The idea behind the MM507's square-wave bolus is to deliver a bolus over
a
> period of time, rather than all at once.  When you select a bolus amount,
> you can specify that the pump deliver it immediately (the default), or
over
> some period of time (selectable in 30-minute increments).  This is
sometimes
> referred to as a "pizza bolus", because the CHO in pizza is commonly
> digested over a longer period of time than the CHO in other lower-fat
foods.
> As a result, you want your bolus delivery to be 'spread-out', to more
> closely match the CHO digestion, rather than all at once.  This can also
be
> beneficial for people who have slowed digestion or gastroparesis.
> 
> HTH,
> DanO
> --------
> At 11:00 2/5/98 EST, you wrote:
> >Are you sure the following statement is true???
> >
> >Both pumps are functionally equivalent. However, the Disetronic can 
> >not do square bolus since it doesnt have a temp basal rate gadget.
> > 
> >I do not understand the Square Bolus in the Minimed but Disetronic does
have a
> >Temporary Basal Rate Change. Could this be equivalent to the Square
Bolus? 
> >     Katie
> >
> >