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[IP] Re: auto off alarm

>Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 23:26:59 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Susan K <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IP] Disetronic Alarm
>That alarm is called the "auto-off" alarm.  The MiniMed has
>it too.  The difference between the two pumps is that the
>Disetronic has to have it programmed in at the factory and
>the MiniMed lets the user program it and change it anytime.

Auto off alarm is not an important feature nor one which is ever utilized by
most pumpers.  A pumper not controlling his pump for six or twelve waking
hours probably had problems that needed more active attention than just
turning off the insulin flow.

Time release, long acting insulins are the primary cause of hypoglycemia and
unawareness.  Short acting insulin in pump therapy cuts numbers of hypos and
their severity.

If your basals are properly set you'll avoid hypos.

Always carry glucose.

For a Humalog induced hypo, a glucose tab or two is all most pumpers will
ever need.

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