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Re: [IPk] Temp rates



Hi June,

I haven't read all the threads on this question but, for a while, when a 
basal rate of 0.05u/hr seemed too high for Edward, I reduced it further by 
setting 0.05 for 30mins and 0.0 for 30mins.

Jane. Mum to Ed (4)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "June Searle" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Temp rates
>
> Hi
>
> 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?
>
> June
>
> ----- 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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