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I have never used the suare wave bolus...I'm just wondering how you figure
out how much to do now and how much to do over what period of time.  Trial
and error?


-----Original Message-----
From: Agri, Barbara <email @ redacted>
To: 'email @ redacted' <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 2:19 PM

>I have used the dual bolus.  I use it when I am eating a high fat meal
>I decide to blow the diet and eat a cheeseburger and fries).  It helps
>eliminate the highs later on in the day from high fat content.  I have also
>used it when I eat foods with a high carbohydrate content, such things as
>bagel-shop bagels.  I think the option is great.  I have never used a
>square-wave bolus and don't know of an occasion when I would.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David C Breeden [mailto:email @ redacted]
>Sent: Friday, July 02, 1999 1:59 PM
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] SQUARE & DUAL WAVES
>> I would very much appreciate hearing from MM pumpers as to whether or
>> not you make use of the square wave and/or dual wave bolus features.  If
>> you do use these features, how significant are they to your diabetes
>> management?  i.e Do you feel that it makes a significant difference?
>> Also, how often do you square/dual wave bolus, and why?   If you have a
>> MM pump and do not use these features, why not?
>> Thank you all ahead of time for your responses!
>> Nancy
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>Hi Nancy,
>I use them at every single meal.  They're crucial to my control.  I
>suppose I could get the same effect by setting temporary basals (if
>you do that on a D, does it automatically return to the normal basal),
>but I prefer not to.
>It's important to me because I'm particularly susceptible to delayed
>digestion if I eat high fat foods.  For example, one of the local
>Mexican food places has a really huge burrito (refries, guac, sour
>cream, cheese, etc, no meat).  I'd guess it weights about 13 or 14
>Oz, maybe even a pound.  After I eat one of those, I generally give a
>small (1 U) bolus just after eating, then set a square wave to give me
>about 1 U/hr for 6 hours or so.
>At breakfast, I eat 1/2 cup of Grape nuts, bolus 1.1 at eating, and
>another 1.2 over 1 1/2 hours.  That keeps me in range pretty much
>straight through.
>If you find you peak really high right after eating, then drop again,
>you may not need it.
>Hope this helps.
>Dave Breeden
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