I got approved for the tSlim last week. And they are sending to me this week. I'm so happy. But I've never been on a pump. I don't see and ENDO. Just my physician. I don't want to get an ENDO at this time as I work very hard to control my Type 1 and do a very good job.
Anyway now that I'm not on MDI with my FlexPens I need to know what is needed as far as supplies go. I'm getting the Comfort 13mm 32" for my inset. I know that in the box the pump comes in that there will be syringes to use for filling the pump. But what else?
I want to stay on Novolog as well. So give me a list so I can talk to my Doctor this week for an update on my prescriptions. Also I need to get MEDCO setup for my 3 month supplies.
Off to Canada and can't wait to hear what you all have to contribute.
Congrats, you will love the tSlim. Aside from what comes with tSlim cartridges (syringe/needles) and the inset, you do not need anything else except alcohol swaps to prep the site.
You may also consider a dexcom CGM, it really has helped me.
BTW, please post how you like the Comforts....I am on a 9mm but think I am having problems with absorption.
I will let you know how they work out as I run about 25miles a week and needed an inset that worked well.
I assume they ship no insulin with the tSlim. So I figure that I need to get a request to my Doctor this week for it. But I need to know what amount to request.
OK - Didn't realize that I could just keep using my Novolag pens as my source of insulin. Awesome. So I think I just need syringes. So I'll ask my Doc for some. Don't know how much I'll be loading the pump with though. I do 15-16 units of Levemir in the morning. And 3 Novolag per carb choice. I eat fairly low carb. Usually no more than 15 per meal. And I eat alot of Veggies (Salads). I also run about 4-8 miles every other day. Sometimes 3 days in a row. So if I'm setting up the pump for a 3 day change then I would fill with....??? I'm thinking 150units worth to start. Wonder if that's correct.
I'll use up my Novolog pens as well then switch to vials. The Levimer I guess is there as just a backup. I have about 4 pens left.
I plan to start at .50u/hr and test every hour throughout the day. And will check overnight at 12am, 2am, 4 am and 6am. That way I can figure out if any night change needs to be made.
My Doc doesn't due pumps and I don't think he wants to. But I like him and I've taken total control of my disease anyway. I don't really care to see and Endo at this point.
Thanks for the info
Wow, 15g carbs per meal...impressive....I do 60 - 75...time to restart thinking my diet...I love salads, but am a carb addict.
This is what I've figured out so far. And will finalize values with the Nurse that's doing my tSlim training on Monday morning.
I'm going to be using 0.5u per hour as my Basal. Will need to figure out what I need overnight from 12:00 - 8:00am yet.
Insulin to Carb Ration. 1 unit for 5 carbs (1:5)
Thanks for letting me know what you use. It's helpful to see how other are using for their settings. Do you only use one profile? I"m planning on a Travel day - Running - Weekend - Work set of profiles. For instance on Travel days I prefer to be a bit higher on my BG. But when I run I need to cut back to 30% or even suspend for a few hours.
How are you liking your TSLIM? I am to get it next week. ;)
Also, my ratio is a bit low than most. I am 1 unit nuvolog per 15 carbs. Is the TSLIM still a good choice?