Roche Accu-Chek Users

For those who use this amazing insulin pump or are interested in know something about it.


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Pump Battery

Started by Chadha. Last reply by Mike Dec 24, 2014. 11 Replies

Bolus calculator

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Does it come with a clip?

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Comment by Mike Ratrie on November 1, 2014 at 3:38pm

Onliner, technically what you are describing is exactly why you would give an extended bolus or even a multiwave bolus, since your basal insulin isn't covering your mealtime glucose rise.

Comment by Onliner on November 1, 2014 at 12:32pm

Thanks Mike, that was helpful.
I'm currently on MDI and have to do a fast acting shot before sleep if I think that the evening meal will affect BG in the first part of the night. On the Combo pump I will be able to do the same with an extended bolus, this is good news.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on November 1, 2014 at 11:29am

Yes, I have done this frequently using an extended bolus as a substitute for a positive TBR. The pump does not provide any alarm to let you know of a completion of an extended bolus.

If you have a lot of instances where you want to use the same TBR during the same time periods, you could certainly come up with a different basal profile.

I currently use two profiles. One for my normal, fairly active lifestyle and another for those days where I am inside all day working on the computer for writing, editing, etc.

Comment by Onliner on November 1, 2014 at 11:20am

The AC Combo pump gives alerts in connection with TBR, which can be a problem while sleeping.
I'm thinking it would be possible to use an extended bolus, or an alternate basal profile as a substitute.
Does it beep/vibrate during, or at the end of an extended bolus? Or if another basal profile is selected?
Anyone use it this way?

Comment by Mike on September 29, 2014 at 4:44pm


Thanks! Doesn't sound like anything then. Been out of town and all deliveries had been stopped or unsuccessful at my house until today. Have a good evening! Mike

Comment by barryb on September 29, 2014 at 3:47pm
Mike, I did get a letter today. They say that under some conditions of power loss the pump might lose date/time. The data records are not affected. The on board capacitor should keep date / time for at least an hour. If date/ time lost two indications one is the date on the pump, the second is a notification on the meter that the date / time is.more than 5 minutes out of sync. Solution is to reset the date/time if needed. The letter indicates that the potential difficulty for low vision users who might miss the alert.
Comment by Mike on September 29, 2014 at 3:29pm

Anyone heard about a letter coming out concerning an issue with the pump resetting date / time to default factory settings when changing the battery? Capacitor issue maybe (or so it has been said in passing)?

Comment by barryb on August 13, 2014 at 7:37pm

Mike Ratrie, I'm getting the basals about right. Waking is generally below 110! Love it!

Comment by Mike Ratrie on August 4, 2014 at 10:26am

barryb, glad you are getting a lot out of your Spirit. Are you finding your waking BGs higher or lower than 110?

Comment by barryb on August 3, 2014 at 4:20pm

Almost 30 days on this pump. There is no going back for me. I've tried two different infusion sets, switched batteries in pump and meter all without issue. I've changed basal rates working to get waking BG to 110. So far I can't think of anything I'd change on this system.


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