Pump Settings

By ParaDoxaNY Latest Reply 2015-02-06 12:42:21 -0600
Started 2015-02-05 11:20:34 -0600

Hey everyone. I need to restart using my new pump asap because I ran out of lantus. I don't know how to get the settings from my old pump. It keeps telling me to set up the whole reservoir. Is there a way I can get the settings without wasting insulin?

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Type1Lou 2015-02-05 13:45:41 -0600 Report

You might try contacting your pump manufacturer. If you tell them how much Lantus you were using, they might be able to extrapolate some of the basal settings you need. As for your bolus settings, you'll need to know your personal carb to insulin ratio to program that. There is also a setting for insulin sensitivity that is based upon your total number of insulin units used per day. The pump manufacturer, on the other hand, may not be willing to assume the liabiiity of advising you what to program as that is what your doctor is for. Gary Scheiner's book "Think Like a Pancreas" has a lot of the information you need in order to understand treating diabetes with insulin and, as a result, programming your pump properly. I bought it on line but the book may be available at your local library; it will take time to read and understand it. Since every one of us with diabetes react to insulin differently and have different insulin sensitivity, the settings I use would most likely not work for you. I use Carelink which is a Medtronic program that tracks my pump readings and, I use it to print out my settings periodically. Hoping you find the answers you need.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-06 12:42:21 -0600 Report

printing out your numbers once in awhile is really good ideal. I ask my doctor what my ICR and ISF are she told me not to worry about it, that she would figure it out and pre-set my pump for me. I worry about not being able to do it myself, unless my doctor is willing to come live in my home and stay with me all day long I feel I need to know how to do that,

ParaDoxaNY 2015-02-05 12:44:20 -0600 Report

Help! I used water but the settings are gone. I dn have a dr now. I remember some of the settings but not all