Re: [IP] MiniMed not registering Active Insulin
The minimed 511 and 512 do not take active insulin into the calculation for
carbs. So, if you have a bg of 250 before you eat and give yourself 3 units,
when you tell the pump that you see eating 60 g of carbs, it is still going to
give you the 4 units for the food, as the 3 units you have on board to fix the
high are already spoken for by the high.
Does that help?
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From: Christina Parente <email @ redacted>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 16:37:57
To:<email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] MiniMed not registering Active Insulin
I have a question about how the MiniMed 512 figures corrections. Here9s my
example, which still doesn9t make sense to me...
I bolus 8 units for a meal
I then test BS, BS sent to pump
I then tell pump using the Bolus Wizard what the carbs were
With my ratios the answer was 7.6
It suggests I take 7.6
It did not take into account my current BS (which was over target), or the
bolus of 8 I had just given. Nor any previous bolus (so it did not register
I had called MiniMed about his before, saying this seems really strange to
me. What if I were in a hurry and just agreed (which I never do anyway but
for argument9s sake)? What if that low hit while driving? That means I would
have taken 15.6 total units I would normally take around 8 for.
They said I don9t have to do what it tells me, but that large of a gap, not
registering previous bolus seems dangerous to me. They couldn9t explain it
Thoughts on why it does that? Granted it9s a machine I may have confused it
doing it backwards, but I would think that the software would be set up to
handle that scenario.
I receive the digest version so if someone has an idea would you mind
replying directly to me?
Thank you all for your help!
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