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Re: [IP] Wizard: "Do not bolus until BG is normal."



 My pump does that. It's called a combo blouse. You can set what percentage you
want now if any and what percentage later. You pick your later time in half hour
increments up to several hours later even.

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 > On Jan 16, 2014, at 10:34 PM, Emily Schelley <email @ redacted>
wrote:
> 
> This is why I wish there was a "delayed bolus".  You could tell the pump to
> give you insulin in 15 minutes time, so the food could start bringing your
> bg up some before the insulin kicks in. I know you can just give yourself
> insulin 15 minutes later, but if I don't bolus when I am about to eat, I
> tend to forget.  I do use a square, or extended bolus for situations like
> this sometimes. I never wait to eat when I am low.
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM, Nora Nevers <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> OK if you select bolus from the Status screen you can program a bolus
>> without a blood sugar reading.  If you are trying to bolus from the screen
>> following a blood sugar check - by saying yes to the are you going to eat
>> prompt it uses the setting you have on one of the settings screen.
>> 
>> What I'm saying is that there are two places within the menu structure that
>> you can bolus from - where blood sugar is optional but not required and one
>> following the blood sugar test.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Nora Roales Nevers
>> Arlington, TX
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email @ redacted
>> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Kevin Caddell
>> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 20:29
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: Re: [IP] Wizard: "Do not bolus until BG is normal."
>> 
>> Omnipod will not let you bolus if BG is under 50. I've always thought that
>> was a stupid feature and not thought out very well. I have had readings
>> under 50 at lunch time, so why should I have to treat the low, wait,
>> recheck, and wait for the BG to come up above 50 before I can use the bolus
>> calcs. The system will allow you to manually key in the bolus units
>> manually, but generally, if we're under 50 or in a "Hypo Episode", that's
>> when we need help with those calculations. Bottom line in my book is, it
>> shouldn't matter.
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Liliana Wells <email @ redacted>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> How low were you?  I usually ignore the Wizard and would bolus less to
>>> make up for however low my BG is.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Steven Schoch <
>>> schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Yes, I know I'm low. That's why I'm eating now. But I'm eating a
>>>> full 80g high-carb lunch, so I have to bolus. The bolus wizard will
>>>> helpfully
>>> adjust
>>>> for low BG by reducing the number of units, but why does it have to
>>>> tell
>>>> me: "DO NOT BOLUS UNTIL BG IS NORMAL"?
>>>> 
>>>> If you're low before lunch, are you supposed to treat yourself with
>>>> 15g
>>> of
>>>> sugar, wait 15 minutes, see if you're normal, THEN eat lunch? Not
>>>> only
>>> will
>>>> my lunch be cold by then, but the other members of my lunch party
>>>> will
>>> not
>>>> be happy.
>>>> 
>>>> Or should I just eat lunch now, and bolus after? I know from
>>>> experience that doesn't work as it will cause me to first go high, then
>> low.
>>>> 
>>>> So what do ye all do when you're low before a meal? Do you ignore
>>>> the friendly warnings from your pump like I do? Or do you not use
>>>> the bolus wizard?
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Steve
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