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Roche Accu-Chek Users

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


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We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

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Pump case

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Bolus calculator

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Comment by Laura S. on March 16, 2015 at 2:41pm

Thanks for the information!

Comment by NKY on March 16, 2015 at 11:38am
Yoga0 - That alarm drove me crazy too. There is a software program called configuration software that your sales rep or your trainer can go in and change any settings that you want changed...TBR alarm being one of them. Contact the company and ask them to help you out.
Comment by YogaO on March 16, 2015 at 9:08am

OOPS! I meant to direct this question to NKY. I would dearly love to be able to shut off the TBR alarm, including the vibrate. I periodically use a TBR at night, and the alarm wakes me.

Overall, I like the pump, and I think the meter/remote is perhaps more appealing to women than men for use during our waking hours, because you can basically run the pump from the meter/remote.

It does have some functions that I think are just weird/annoying like the TBR alarm thing, and the fact that the only way to use the bolus calculator is by using a test strip in the one and only meter that can pair with the pump.

Comment by Laura S. on March 16, 2015 at 8:53am

I have the pump set to vibe so I dont hear a temp basal. My hubby is a light sleeper, and I sleep through all my pump alarms and it makes him nuts. If I had a remote on the table that I could hear right away, it would be nice. Both my Animas and my Medtronic just dont get my attention. I could set the Ping to the stupid music tone, but it would bother hubby more. Let me know how you like the Accuchek pump overall too....???

Comment by YogaO on March 16, 2015 at 5:26am

Laura, how do you shut off the temp basal rate alarm?

Comment by NKY on March 16, 2015 at 4:04am
HI Laura,
You can do an alarm on either the meter or pump. I set mine on pump for a wake up beeps and vibrates. Also, there is a way to shut off the temp basal rate alarm so it doesn't wake you when you dont want to be!
Comment by Laura S. on March 15, 2015 at 9:42pm

Anyone around? Have a question: I saw the system last week, and wondered about one thing. If you set an alarm (alarm clock I guess? ) to wake you during the night or something, is the meter alarming you or the pump? With all my current pumps, I cant hear the alarms at night and half the time sleep through the alarm if the pump is on vibrate. Just curious, as sometimes I have a high before bed, and want to make sure it's going down, maybe an hour or two later.

Comment by YogaO 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 YogaO 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.


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