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Use unconnected pump to track IOB/calculations for MDI?

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

  1. SPICYSMOM

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    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.

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    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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