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Re: [IPk] Cozmo vs Paradigm basal delivery

Hi Melissa,

The difference in pumps is greater, I feel, when your doses are smaller.

For example, some of my son's basal rates are 0.05 u per hour. On the Cozmo
this is split, like you said, into 20 doses over an hour. With the paradigm
he would, I believe, only get 1 dose for that hour. The problem there being
if I remove the pump for any reason I wouldn't know if he'd had that hours
dose or not.

Hope that makes sense!!

Kirsten, mum to Tim aged 5, dx. Oct 2003 (pumping cozmo 9th Dec 2005), Penny
aged 9 and Billy aged 6 (ADHD, epilepsy, Autistic spectrum disorder)
-------Original Message-------
From: Melissa P. Ford
Date: 07/06/06 18:26:07
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] Cozmo vs Paradigm basal delivery WAS Adrian
There is a difference between the Cozmo and the Paradigm that might have led
you to think that the Cozmo offers smaller basal dose increments. The motor
of the Cozmo splits the total amount per hour into 20 microdoses (one every
3 mins.). The Paradigm motor delivers 0.05 u. per microdose, frequency
dependent on the dose per hour.
1) Cozmo pump delivering 0.75 u per hour: 20 microdoses (= 1 every 3 min.)
of 0.37 or .038 (actual maths 0.375 - but pump not geared to deliver that as
far as I know)
2) Paradigm pump delivering 0.75 u per hour: 15 microdoses of 0.05 u (=1
every 4 mins.)
Thus there is a little difference between the delivery patterns of the
Paradigm and the Cozmo. The closer you get to 1.0 u/hr, the less significant
the differences between the Paradigm and the Cozmo or Animas pumps with
regard to basal dose delivery frequency.
Is that at all helpful?
Type 1 13+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2.5 years
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