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Re: Fw: [IPk] Bolusing during sleep
The Remote control for the Minimed has a very short range and so even
meesing with the buttons in abnother room will have no impact (But please
don't mess) Also the sequence of events to give a bolus is so specific and
requires at least 3 very deliberate actions with the buttons that it is
impossible to envisage any way in which a bolus could be given accidentally
either with the pump itself or with the remote control.
With the remote control, also, it is active all the time the battery is in,
so even if it is not used the battery will still run out after time. As
someone has pointed out already these batteries are generally available and
there is no restriction on using them from another source.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [IPk] Bolusing during sleep
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, you wrote:
> > Hi Di, Elizabeth
> > This remote control, would it be possible to bolus in error with this,
> > parent do this by mistake with the child in another room? When my
> > had a car with a remote locking device he was forever unlocking the car
> > accident and kept discovering that the car had been left open all night
> > several times. It use to work through several walls.
> I don't think that's likely, because (a) you need to hold the remote quite
> close to the pump (about a foot maximum) and (b) you need to hold down the
> button till it beeps, then press the bolus button, then the act button,
> the act button again after you hear the beeps to actually deliver the
> Quite hard to do all that by mistake!
> > About sleepwalking It is
> Danni my 13 year old who sleep walks. She doesn't > give Sasha injections
> would have to make sure I didn't leave the > insulin out! She does do
> things in the night and if she falls > asleep during the day after a sleep
> she nearly always sleepwalks. Its > very odd.
> I don't think you need to worry about the syringe being left out then.
> > > Sometimes I am on
> auto-pilot in the mornings and I don't wake up properly > until I have a
> 3 cups of coffee, I am always worried that one of > theses days I will
> Sasha 12 units of Actrapid instead of the Mixtard 30 > that she has in the
> morning. Terry usually give the morning shot and I > usually give the
> and Insulatard in the evening. I have all of them > in distinctly
> cases, but I still picked up the Actrapid the other > day instead of the
> Mixtard when Terry was away. I didnt give it to her > though! >
> Would it help keeping them in different places? If you only use the
> teh evening perhaps you could keep it, say, in a box or in a different
> (in the kitchen rather than upstairs, say).
> I used to put my Insulatard pen on my pillow if I went out at night, so
> I came in having had a bit to drink, or just tired, I would (a) remember
> the shot and (b) not pick up the wrong pen, as I would see the insulin as
> into bed. Then I would put it on the bedside table ready for the morning,
> move it back again after I had done the shot. It helped me also to
> I had given the shot or not.
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