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Re: [IPk] bolus wizard


Hi, I hae a similar experience to Seos, I tend to use it as a rough guide 
for myself, as I find it does not
correctly calculate IOB for Me.

I have not noticed whether the Correction Bolus bit is correct, but now that 
Seos has mentioned it I will monitor mine !

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Seos Ni Niallain" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:19 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] bolus wizard

> Hi Sara
> Oddly enough I called the Medtronic helpline in the US last night about 
> this. I find Bolus Wizard only good for giving me an idea of how much 
> correction bolus is appropriate for individual high readings - the actual 
> correction bolus reading that you can get from scrolling down, rather than 
> the BW's recommended bolus at the top. In other words, the BW's estimate 
> of insulin on board not accurate as far as my insulin sensitivity is 
> concerned. The Medtronic adviser more or less agreed with this - a 
> question of horses for courses - her take on it was that the BW is a very 
> rough gauge and not to be stuck to religiously if not working for you at 
> the time.
> So, my view is: BW good for CB estimates, not good for IOB estimates - in 
> my case.
> Good luck with figuring out what it can do for you
> Seos
>>From: "Sara Pumford" <email @ redacted>
>>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>>To: <email @ redacted>
>>Subject: [IPk] bolus wizard
>>Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 18:40:34 +0100
>>Hi all
>>  I went to a pump follow up meeting with the rep today. It's been 8 weeks 
>> since
>>  started. We went through the bolus wizard today (i hadn't tried it until
>>I was just wondering if most pumpers use this facility if their pump has 
>>it or
>>do most people go with their own calculations. I am a bit dubious letting 
>>pump 'decide' how much insulin i'm to have (even though i know it can be
>>  overidden). I've set my target blood sugar to 5.0 and before tea this 
>> evening
>>  was 7.7 (it's been a bit high all day today though) - think it was the 
>> stress
>>going to the hospital (i hate them). Anyway the rep says it doesn't always 
>>for everyone but to try it for 1-2 weeks to see how it goes.
>>I'd appreciate other peoples comments on the bolus wizard feature.
>>Sara Davies
>>diabetes type 1 / 11.5 years
>>pumping 8 weeks / humalog/quicksets 6mm/ paradigm 512
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