Tag: Medtronic 670G Insulin Pump

  • Hoping for a Fast Sensor Warm Up

    Hoping for a Fast Sensor Warm Up

    I use the Medtronic Minimed Insulin Pump 670G which is actually part of a “system” as it integrates with Medtronic’s Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), so my glucose level is displayed on the pump usually (as you can see in the many blog posts I’ve written about this pump), and the pump will make adjustments to…

  • Running a Temp Basal

    Running a Temp Basal

    This weekend I am spending a lot of time dealing with diabetes because my transmitter died and I’m having to manually control my insulin pump. One technique I am using is setting a “Temp Basal.” A temp basal is a setting that allows for a different basal rate to be set for a limited time…

  • Sugar Surfing with my Insulin Pump’s Manual Mode

    Sugar Surfing with my Insulin Pump’s Manual Mode

    I use the Medtronic Minimed 670G Insulin Pump, which has two different systems. It has both an “Auto mode” and a “Manual mode.” I started using auto mode after using the pump for 1 week. My trainer taught me how to use auto mode and I was instructed to stay in auto mode most of…

  • Woken up by Low Reservoir Alarm – Insulin Pump Life

    Woken up by Low Reservoir Alarm – Insulin Pump Life

    I woke up to an alert at about 4am when my pump said BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP in an urgent kind of way. I opened my eyes just barely wide enough to see the insulin pump screen, and saw that it was a “low reservoir” alert. It is like the gas light on your car.…

  • How Getting an Insulin Pump is like a new puppy: A 3 month review

    How Getting an Insulin Pump is like a new puppy: A 3 month review

    People say that an insulin pump is a learning curve, and it certainly is. I liken it to getting a new puppy that has to be trained and drives you crazy at times. As the puppy gets trained and as you grow fond of it, you fall into a harmony. ❤️ My first endocrinologist said…

  • Menstrual Cycle and Varying Insulin Needs, re-visited

    Menstrual Cycle and Varying Insulin Needs, re-visited

    I previously wrote about how my insulin needs change during the course of my menstrual cycle. At the time, I didn’t have an insulin pump. I was treating my diabetes with MDI. With the Medtronic 670G Insulin Pump, this still happens, but the effects are different. Total Daily Dose of Insulin – 20 units versus…

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