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small basals and small bodies

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by brad, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. brad

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    Just for clarity, Cadence is now 16 months, she was diagnosed at 8 months. We are actually in Calgary :D
     
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    Simon was 2 1/2 when we started pumping & he is now 3 3/4. (Not to be confused with 3 1/2, because he is WAY older! ;)) Anyway, we went with the minimed b/c of the integrated CGMS system. There are some days that I really wish we had the smaller increments, but we are still able to make it work. We would alternate from .05 to .00 during the night to get a smaller average. So if you really want the CGM, you can always make the minimed work.

    Having said that, I would also like to chime in about what Amy said...I can't remember the last time I spoke to my pump rep. As long as you can stand her long enough to get through the training, that should be enough. We have found the customer service number to be very helpful.

    Good luck with your decision!
     
  3. wellsfamily

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    Ahhhhhh - thanks for clearing that up (age and location)! Thought we might be neighbors.
     
  4. EmmasMom

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    I added the graphs!:)
     
  5. twodoor2

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    Where did you add them???
     
  6. EmmasMom

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    to the original post :)

     
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    Amy thank you so much for posting those charts. They're awesome:D

    One question, does it also record Standard Deviation?

    Thanks again!!! :D
     
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    Marsha, if you use a cgms, then yes it does do standard deviation. I am not sure if you aren't using the cgms.
     
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    That's what I heard, I just didn't see it specified in the above charts. We do capture the SD everyday in my spreadsheet, however that sample size is aronnd n=10 (10 blood tests a day). That is no where near as accurate as an SD captured by a CGMS which does a blood test every five minutes (I think??).

    An SD < 65 is key to long term health per John Walsh.
     
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    Joey has been on the Animas 1250 for almost 2 years now. I don't know what i would do without the small basals. As it is, I have him fluctuating between .15 and .175 every hour overnight because 0.15 is too little and 0.175 is too much!!!
     
  11. EmmasMom

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    It does, on another version of the same graph, but this is just from finger sticks. (Pre-CGMS)

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    I'll start another thread and post some various current CGMS graphs with standard D if you're interested. I just printed some out today and they're pretty fascinating. (but I don't want to hijack this thread!:))
     
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    Thank you so much, that would be awesome!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. :D
     

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