4 Responses

  1. Judi
    Judi January 11, 2014 at 7:10 am | | Reply

    The t:slim delivers the correction portion of a bolus up front no matter how you extend out the remainder of the bolus. This was specifically told to me during my training.

  2. Scott E
    Scott E January 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm | | Reply

    Actually, the Medtronic will always deliver the correction first and not allow you to extend it. So, for instance, if you have no correction (only food) and the food requires 5 units, you can scroll your “Now/Later” adjustment from 5-now/0-later to 0-now/5-later. (Then you set the amount of time to take delivering the “later” part)

    But if you have a unit of correction added to that, for a total of 6, you can scroll from 6-now/0-later to 1-now/5-later, but no further. You must do the correction as “now”.

    Make sense? I hope so.

  3. Allison Nimlos
    Allison Nimlos January 13, 2014 at 9:30 am | | Reply

    Medtronic has two options: dual-wave, which is some up front and some squared over a period of time,; or just a straight-up square wave. If you need a correction, it automatically sets you to a dual wave so that you take the correction up front. The sentence, “So the correction is neither given up front nor squared” doesn’t make any sense, and it’s not accurate since the correction’s given up front and you aren’t allowed to square. I’m surprised no one was able to tell you this!

    It also makes perfect sense, as you obviously want your correction as soon as possible. Omnipod does the same thing. Not really sure what the issue is?

  4. Billie P. Preston
    Billie P. Preston January 16, 2014 at 6:50 am | | Reply

    This document tells what a square bolus is, how it is used and how to simulate it on a MiniMed 506 insulin pump.

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