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[IP] Re: Requested Cozmo Update
I received a private post today asking for an update on my Cozmo experience.
Since I have been asked by a few others in the past to keep them updated, I
am going to answer today's request publicly.
Probably my favorite feature is still that I can enter the number of carbs
and my current bg reading and it calculates a suggested insulin dose taking
into consideration the insulin already on board. I know from meals which I
can easily calculate the carb grams, that the pumps calculations have been
right on. I originally set my goal at 150. I am now confident enough in the
calculations that I have lowered that goal to 110. My stats really show the
power of this pump:
Period of Readings In Target Above Below
4 days 34 94.1% 5.9% 0%
The In-Target Range for these stats was between 80 and 170.
I have had pizza and Belgian waffles. I went out to eat at and Indian
restaurant and with the help of Calorie King was right on with my grams.
That 6.9% above target consisted of 2 readings. One was a self inflicted,
228 where I dosed for 1 piece of toast instead of 2. The other was 174 and I
don't know the cause of that but I'm not sweating it either.
I also love the 2 hour alert to retest after every bolus. If I am high, I
can request a correction bolus and give it my new bg. It then calculates
the amount of the correction knowing the insulin still on board. Most of the
time I have used this feature it is with a bg below 170 and it tells me that
I have sufficient insulin on board and would go low if I took any more. Sure
enough 1 hour later and I am back to 110.
I've had 2 site change reminders so far. Then alerts 2 hours after the site
change reminding me to test again.
I am using the Disetronic Tender infusion sets which are identical to the
Deltec Essentials. I did have one problem when I tried to use my belly as an
infusion site. I don't think I have enough extra there or I was just unlucky
and hit something I should not have. Immediately I could see blood in the
view window of the infusion set. I removed it to have blood gush out and a
pool of blood formed under my skin that was several inches across, swollen
out from my body a half inch or so and hard as a rock. The swelling has gone
down now but I will be purple and green and blue for a while to come.
I am still running on the same battery and since I have been playing with it
more than I probably will on a normal basis, I expect it not to last too
long. Initially every time I went to do anything I turned on the back light.
I have also used the history section a lot going back and entering the days
info from the pump into my FreeStyle Tracker.
I've only loaded the initial cartridge. It will last quite some time with my
I have used the temporary basal a few times when exercising. I've changed it
to 0% of basal for a time period of 1 hour. It then beeps when the hour is
up and it goes back to the regular basal. I only use 1 basal setting.
I have been very surprised at how I don't mind having it attached to me.
This may change in the summer when I am wearing fewer clothes and it becomes
harder to conceal. But then maybe I won't want to conceal it.
Hope this helps - good luck with your meeting today.
Cozmo Pumping 01/07/03
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