Setting/changing a basal pattern

Device: MiniMed™ 530G (551/751), Revel (523/723), 522/722, 515/715, 512/712

[MiniMed 530G User Guide pages 89-91, Revel User Guide pages 91-93; X22 User Guide pages 102-104; X15 User Guide pages 96-98; X12 User Guide pages 70-77]

Important: Consult your healthcare professional before using a pattern other than your standard pattern.

Your pump is set at the factory with the basal patterns feature turned off. After you turn on patterns, you still have to program and select a pattern (A or B), as described in the next sections, before the patterns feature is active. If you turn off the patterns feature, your pump will automatically select your standard basal pattern.

Did You Know: The Basal Patterns feature is optional. You can set your pump to deliver a standard basal and two additional basal patterns to meet your individual daily, weekly, or monthly needs. Keep a paper copy of your programmed patterns with you at all times in case you need to reprogram your pump. To select and use pattern A or pattern B, the patterns option must be turned on and programmed.

Turning On the Patterns
  1. Go to the PATTERNS OPTION screen.
    • For MiniMed (551/751), Revel (523/723)
      Main Menu > Basal > Basal Setup > Patterns
    • For 522/722, 515/715, 512/712
      Main Menu > Basal > Patterns
  2. Select On, then press ACT. The patterns feature is now on. Exit the menus.
Programming a Pattern
  1. Go to the EDIT BASAL screen.
    • For MiniMed (551/751), Revel (523/723),
      Main Menu > Basal > Basal Setup > Set/Edit Basal
    • For 522/722, 515/715, 512/712
      Main Menu > Basal > Set/Edit Basal
  2. Select the basal pattern you want to program, then press ACT.
  3. The SET BASAL RATE 1 screen appears. The basal rate flashes, indicating that it can be changed. Set your first rate, then press ACT.
    The start time for your first basal rate is midnight and cannot be changed.
  4. The SET START TIME 2 screen appears. The dashes under the screen name flash. The first basal rate is now set.
    If you want to use the same rate for the whole day, press ESC and skip to step 10. If you want to program another basal rate, follow steps 5 through 8.
  5. In the SET START TIME 2 screen enter the time of the day you want this basal rate to become active.
  6. Press ACT. The SET BASAL RATE 2 screen appears.
  7. The previously set basal rate or dashes flash on the screen. Select the value for this basal rate.
  8. Press ACT. The SET START TIME 3 screen appears. The second basal rate is now set.
  9. If you do not need to set up any more basal rates, press ESC. If you need to set up more basal rates, repeat steps 5 through 8 above for each rate.
  10. After you press ESC, the BASAL RATE screen appears. The screen will show:
    • the current basal pattern and basal rate,
    • time it started, and
    • the 24-hour basal total.

After you make changes to a pattern, the pump will use that pattern as the current basal. Make sure the basal you want is selected in the SELECT PATTERN screen.

Selecting a Pattern

Note: Before you select a pattern to be active, make sure the Patterns feature is turned on.

  1. Go to the SELECT PATTERN screen.
    • Main Menu > Basal > Select Patterns
  2. Select the desired pattern, then press ACT.
  3. The screen will return to the BASAL MENU. Your basal pattern is now active. Exit the menus.

Note: If pattern A or B is active, the pump is in Special mode. An open circle appears at the top of the screen.