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RE: Hypos RE: [IPk] Paradigm 512



Hi Melissa

What's an IOB feature?

Also, what do you mean about adjusting the duration of insulin action? I 
thought the Dual Wave and Square Set functions did that - or is there 
something smarter available on some of the other pumps?

Thanks!

Seos


>From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Hypos RE: [IPk] Paradigm 512
>Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2006 01:11:59 -0500
>
>Hi June,
>
>It sounds to me like you may be a candidate for the old "aim-for-8 mmol/L 
>for 3 weeks/do everything to prevent going hypo" trick for restoring hypo 
>unawareness. The frequent hypos that you have had may mean that your liver 
>is basically empty of glycogen (because of the first few bad hypos) and you 
>need to rebuild the glycogen stores. The new pump definitely won't hurt: 
>having the IOB feature, even though you can't adjust the duration of 
>insulin action on a 512, may help you prevent hypos too.
>
>If you want references on avoiding hypos for 3 weeks to restore hypo 
>awareness, I can find some. But your DSN should know the technique too.
>
>Good luck getting this situation sorted. It must be No Fun :[
>
>Melissa
>Type 1 13 years, MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2 years 5 months
>.

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