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Use unconnected pump to track IOB/calculations for MDI?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pumps' started by SPICYSMOM, Jan 16, 2011.


    SPICYSMOM Approved members

    Jan 5, 2008
    I have the One Touch ping pump and meter. I will have to switch to MDI due to insurance.

    I think if I leave an old empty cartridge in the pump to confuse the pump (but with no infusion set attached) and set the basal rate to zero I could have the BG input, put in my carbs, and have the pump calculate the IOB or BOB and tell me how much to take. I could then adjust it according to the 1/2 unit pen I am going to get. I will be able to download reports for my diabetic educator and diabetic nurse appointments.

    This is theory, has anyone tried this?
  2. Amy C.

    Amy C. Approved members

    Oct 22, 2005
    I haven't had my son try it, but in thinking about it, you are going to need some liquid in the cartridge for it to do a pretend bolus in order for the reports to show anything. I would keep the same cartridge and put saline in it.

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