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Any Tandem Basal IQ reviews?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by BrendaK, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. BrendaK

    BrendaK Neonatal Diabetes Registry

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    Just ordered the G6 and requested an Rx from the endo for the Basal IQ software update for my son. Any reviews here? I'm specifically wondering how it deals with hard and fast lows. My son also has Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison's) which is currently making diabetes more difficult to handle at the moment because his meds are a little off. Hopefully his medication adjustments will kick in soon, but the basal iq can't come fast enough!!
     
  2. MomofSweetOne

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    My daughter started on it last Friday afternoon. Her first night...proved it's not a cure. She went to 375 with a pulled out site at 4 a.m. The next two nights were gorgeous with it suspending if she were going low. She woke right around 100 each day. Last night she had a basal shift and experienced a fast low that the basal iq was not able to keep up with but it didn't require the normal amount of carbs. I think it's going to be a significant game changer for nights.

    She says it's hard to give up control during the day. If she pre-boluses too long, it shuts off (once when she was still at 140), which she doesn't like as she then goes higher than she would have otherwise.

    She says the accuracy is great.
     
  3. BrendaK

    BrendaK Neonatal Diabetes Registry

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    Thanks. That’s good feedback. I don’t know exactly what to hope for or expect but we are willing to give it a try. Diabetes + Addisons + Athletics makes life challenging for an 18 year old high school senior wanting that independence. Hopefully the basal IQ will help a little.
     
  4. MomofSweetOne

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    I just studied data. It looks when her pump is suspended for any length of time, she gets resultant highs from lack of basal. Time to dial in the basal accuracy.;) I like seeing the little suspend lines at night....and the awakenings so close to target most days.
     

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