Mini Med makes one that is avail in Europe but not in Canada or the US yet. There are posts about it on here.
Thanks, but I am not talking about the new technology that turns off, in response to a low from your CGM. Rather, an existing safety feature which completely stops your pump if you haven't pressed a button for a set amount of time. My Revel has it.
Oh yes I think they all have that, It will alarm.
I have CGM so I turn that option off. I have enough alarms already. Besides I can not imagine not touching my pump for 12 hours.
I think I even do it in my sleep.
Being devil's advocate here: say you go really low and lose consciousness in your sleep, and your cgm doesn't wake you. Having Auto-Off set may let you get enough glycogen to bring you back. I haven't been able to find any examples of this, though.
I called MM about how to do this last week and they told me that it wasn't here and yes u needed a CGM with it
The MM pump has had this feature for a long time. It's called Auto off.
Press ACT, press Utilities, press Alarm, press Auto Off and set how much
time the pump will run without you pressing one of the buttons.
I have never used this feature.
I've always had it turned on, but I've never had to use it. Curious if it could save someone's life, but not curious enough to put myself in insulin shock.
I don't use it. I can't imagine that feature being that useful but maybe overnight or something.
I'd think this feature would be useful if you live alone, or have a history of severe hypoglycemia. I find it amazing that almost everyone's pump has it, but apparently no one knows if it works.
I have mine set to 11 hours. So If I go to bed really early, sometimes upon wakeup the auto-off feature is alarming me. It actually does wake me up.
I have my Auto-Off on my Medtronic pump set to 12 hours. I have never been unconscious from a hypo long enough to test it for that. However, I have been known not to push any buttons for 12 hours and have it beep and turn off. So it does work.
Dumb question. To those of you like me who use Pings, does that "no button pushed" apply to the meter/remote as well as the pump itself? I use my meter/remote for all my bolusing and only use the pump to change settings. I believe that's why I decided not to bother with the auto off setting, though I will have to check that - as someone who lives alone, if it applies to both it wouldn't be a bad idea to use it. The only time I was unconscious from a low (pre-pump) my liver did kick in and rouse me enough to treat. The other thing that makes the auto-off seem not as useful as it sounds is the randomness of how things happen. Let's say, for example I bolus for dinner or for a correction at bedtime and then go dangerously low during the night. A life threatening crisis could easily occur within that 12 hour window and it wouldn't shut off. Also, obviously the .400 per hour which is I believe distributed in 10 minute increments is so little I'm not sure how much difference it would make in the small window of urgency. I'm not trying to quibble with the auto-off idea,(and still plan on checking my settings when I put my battery back in my pump - long story) I just see a lot of "what-ifs" to its use.