Re: [IP] correction factor/insulin sensitivity
At 12:57 PM 6/2/2006, you wrote:
> First of all, do you have the book PUMPING INSULIN by Walsh and
> Roberts, 3rd
I do have a copy, but I have to find it. I tend to pile things up
and it's probably at the bottom of a pile somewhere. I have a lot of piles!
> Next, while I'm not familiar with MM's pumps I do know that our
> pump, Cozmo,
>allows us to set Josh's IS at any level we want. Perhaps there is a way to get
>into the pump's settings and change them to the way YOU wouls like them to be
>and NOT how the manufacturer or even your medical team would like them to be.
>After all, YOU are the one who is wearing the pump and know best how YOUR body
>reacts to everything. Just a suggestion. Contact MM and let them know the
>problem with THEIR settings not working on YOUR body and find out how you can
>get it changed!
You can change it on the Paradigm pumps, and I'm pretty sure you can
have different settings for different times of the day. When I first
started the CDE (or maybe the endo) set it at 30 (pre-pump) and kept
it at that once I got the pump. I raised it by 5 several times to
get to 45, which worked for awhile but now seems too low. It's now set at 55.
> As for the CF, Josh currently has about 5-6 various CFs set on his pump
>including a couple of different extended boluses. We are lucky that our pump
>allows us to pre-set all of these on his pump as well as change them
>if we need
>to. Between the PI book and the Owner's book for the pump we have been able to
>finally get things set pretty well. It is easy to adjust everything for his
>growing as well.
Just checked my pump and yes, I can set different correction factors
for different times but I'll stick with just one for now. Setting up
others will be something to think about once I get the basics
down. I can't pre-program different boluses. If I decide that I
need a square wave or dual wave, that has to be chosen each time you
do a bolus. The bolus wizard, after getting my BG and carb intake,
will suggest a bolus. I can accept it or change it if I want. I can
then choose to do a normal bolus, a swquare wave (and set the
duration) or dual wave (choose how I want it split, and the duration).
Type 1 dx 4/1987
Minimed Paradigm 715 5/2005
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