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Re: [IPk] Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Hi Marion
A "square" or "square wave" bolus is when you take your bolus over a period of 
time. Usually you take some proportion of it immediately, and then the rest 
over say 2 hours. You might do this when you want to slow down the action of 
the insulin to match a food which is slow to make your BG rise, e.g. a meal 
with a lot of fat in, or perhaps something like lentils. So instead of taking 
4 units as a normal bolus, you might take 2 units immediately, and then the 
remaining 2 over the next 2 hours. There's a feature on most pumps to enable 
you to do this automatically (and to decide on the proportions and the length 
of time).

Marion Malik wrote:
> Hi Pat,
> Can I ask, what is a square bolus?
> Marion 
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