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Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?

Started this discussion. Last reply by momofT1Dgirl Dec 12, 2012. 20 Replies

My 8 year old daughter was diagnose June 2012 and wants the Tandem pump. Her Lantus dose is 2 units at bedtime. The minimum basal rate for Tandem is 0.1 units per hour which is 2.4 units per day. I'm…Continue

 

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momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"Update- We have come to a decision that the Animas Ping would be a good choice for our daughter. I hope the insulin pump will help make living with diabetes a little easier for my her. :)"
Dec 12, 2012
momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"I really like that idea, because right now we keep the Dexcom G4 receiver next to our bed at night. It has a great range. We love it. Integrated and separate at the same time would be great!"
Dec 11, 2012
momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"Wow, lots of info to think about, love it! Nice to hear how you really like the integration of a pump and CGM. Never thought that I would mind them not being integrated, might have to rethink the value in that. I really like the Animas upgrade for…"
Dec 11, 2012
Laddie replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"Since you mention that your daughter is already using a CGM, I assume that she has a Dexcom. My understanding is that Tandem will eventually pair with Dexcom although I don't think that anyone has any idea when that will be. Animas will be the…"
Dec 11, 2012
acidrock23 replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"I agree that the smallest rate is the most useful, particularly if you are looking for precision. I am pretty obsessive about it but if I'm at 110 and boost my rate by .025/ hour, it'll get the 15-20 points I'm looking for to get me…"
Dec 11, 2012
Laddie replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"Very interesting idea and much better than using temporary basals."
Dec 11, 2012
momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"I both appreciate and love to hear what others think. I believe the best choices are made with an open mind, research, and discussions with others interested and/or experienced with the topic. Which is why I am here, soliciting conversation. T1D and…"
Dec 11, 2012
garidan replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"That is quite good: 15 minutes slot. Go and set 0 every other slot to get 0,05 /hour units, for example. The only problem I could see is, for any pump, the risk of occlusions with so a low flow rate. But tandem has an its own system which garantess…"
Dec 11, 2012
momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"Thanks for contributing. I actually like that the Tslim has the lowest basal increments of 0.001 per hour. Just trying to get past the initial minimum basal of 0.1 / hour. I do believe that everyone on a pump needs to be vigilant about dka, however,…"
Dec 11, 2012
Capin101 replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"I agree with MBP completely. Chances are that you will need a few different basal rates throughout the day. If the Tslim can only go down to 0.1 U/H, then I think you need to consider another pump. One that will let you fine tune your basals and…"
Dec 11, 2012
momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"Yes, you are correct, it does allow 0.0. The Tslim can do 15 minute increments, so your idea might work."
Dec 11, 2012
momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"I found out that the Tandem pump will not allow a temp basal less than the minimum allowable basal rate of 0.1units per hour."
Dec 11, 2012
momofT1Dgirl replied to momofT1Dgirl's discussion 'Is the Tandem Tslim minimum basal rate too high for kids?'
"Thank you for your input, definitely something to think about."
Dec 11, 2012

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At 5:18am on December 12, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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At 3:18am on December 11, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 10:11pm on December 10, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home momofT1Dgirl!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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