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Re: [IPk] Temp rates


As my main problem is the same as Sue's I have been interested to see this 
way of using the Paradigm to get unusual basal rates.  Can you tell me the 
lowest I would be able to set a basal for at night using percentages and 
temporary basal rates?

The problem I see with this method is that from Jackie's booklet, it appears 
that the rate would have to be set every day or night to achieve this.  Am I 
correct?  If the rate is required permanently, it would appear very 
difficult to use this method.

Sue do you think it would solve your problem?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 12:20 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Temp rates

> Hi Simon/Andrea
> I find the setting the temp basals on the Paradigm slightly confusing. 
> Terry
> usually sets these up if we only need a small increase or we have found 
> that a
> certain percentage increase is not making enough difference and its not 
> obvious
> what basal percentage is actually going to be delivered.  He has mention 
> that
> sometimes going into the screen and increasing the basal rate by , say 10% 
> ,
> results in no change at all. He then checks the screen to see what the 
> pump has
> worked that out as.  Or he might have said that the there is no difference
> between choosing a temp basal of 120% or 125%. I may have misunderstood 
> what he
> said, as it didn't really make sense to me.  However, as  I am definitely
> mathematically challenged, I just assumed it was something normal that I 
> didn't
> grasp.  I do see what you mean though about the increase or decrease. 
> Terry is
> out on a long bike ride otherwise I would ask him to explain it properly
> There are two way in which you can set up a temp basal either a percentage 
> of
> basal or an insulin rate.  You have to switch between one or the other.
> Currently we find it easier to use the percentage as Sasha can quickly 
> increase
> or decrease by a percentage without having to calculate the actual basal 
> amount
> per hour.
> I think that the amount must round down.  I believe that the Animas pump 
> and
> maybe the Cozmo have much smaller basal rate increments.
> This is the user guide for the 512/712 the blurb about the temp basal 
> rates is
> show on pages 105 onwards on the PDF doc.
> http://www.minimed.com/pdf/x12_user_guide.pdf
> If I have explained this incorrect please will someone else who has this 
> pump
> explain.
> Jackie
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
>> Behalf Of simon fraser
>> Sent: 05 July 2006 11:48
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: [IPk] Temp rates
>> Can someone please explain to me how the temp rate works on the Paradigm.
>> On the Cozmo we can set a temp rate in increments of 5% of the original 
>> basal
> > rate eg 110% temp rate on a basal rate of 0.25 would give a temp basal 
> > rate
> of
> > 0.275. The whole basal pattern would be increased by 10%. Does this not
> happen
>> with the Paradigm?
>> Ive been trying to explain to Sue how to achieve a tiny increase in 
>> basal.
> > Either Im not explaining myself very well or the Paradigm works 
> > differently
> to
>> the Cozmo!
>> Thanks,
>> Andrea, mam to Oliver 5 dxd Jun02 pumping Cozmo Aug05, partner to Simon
>> .
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