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Re: [IP] Love that 'Dual Wave' Minimed 507C

Can someone explain the dual wave bolus idea?  I have never heard of it 
before.  Thanks

>From: Duck And Barb <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: Insulin pumpers digest <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] Love that 'Dual Wave'  Minimed 507C
>Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 19:29:53 -0300
>Hi Folks,
>We're back from 3.5 weeks of vacation, Erica is in one piece, and so is
>the pump.  We had a wonderful trip to visit another mom, dad, and 7yr
>old pumper son.  Our third get together since early March(we live 4.5
>hrs apart)
>I discovered the magic of the Dual Wave Bolus.  I think I might use it A
>LOT!!!  One morning, while on the road, we decided to do the Big
>Breakfast from McDonalds.  Well, with all that scrambled eggs and
>sausage, I figured Erica would have some wild sugars from sitting in the
>car after eating it, so I asked her if she thought we should do a square
>wave bolus.  Now remember, this child has just turned 11 and has only
>been pumping a few months.....she said "Mom, why don't we do a dual wave
>and give me what I need for the juice and potato and then make the pump
>give me the rest for a longer period of time because of the fat and
>protein stuff"  (almost exact words)   So, to be honest, it was Erica
>who discovered the beauty of the Dual Wave, I can't take credit for it.
>We had never used it before, but I figured out the carbs, bolused for
>1/2 immediately and the rest over 2.5 hrs.  Her sugar was terrific, much
>better than it has ever been before  after a fast food breakfast, and I
>am going to do some experimenting with mixed meals
>protein/fat/fruit/starch.  I think this could be fun and very beneficial
>to her.  Who says kids can't pump?!  She has come up with a few great
>ideas over the past few months.
>Well, we are back to the old grind, but I am happy to once again read my
>digest a few times a day, and get back in touch with old friends and new
>ones to come.  :-)
>Barb....Erica's mom
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