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Setting & Features

Setting & Features
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Setting a Temp Basal Rate

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

[MiniMed 530G User Guide page 97-98, 192; Revel User Guide page 94-99,189; X22 User Guide page 105-110, 194; X15 User Guide page 99-104, 154; X12 User Guide page 81-86, 128]

Important: Temp basal should be used based on the guidance of your healthcare professional.

Did You Know: A temporary basal rate allows an immediate short-term change to your basal insulin for a specified period of time (30 minutes to 24 hours).

This rate can be up to your Maximum basal rate setting. It offers an easy way to immediately meet short-term insulin needs for temporary activities or situations. When your blood glucose is temporarily high or low, a temp basal rate allows you to set a temporarily higher or lower basal to accommodate your blood glucose.

For ongoing periods of increased or decreased activity, the patterns feature may be more suitable.

Allowed Range & Default Settings

Device Allowed Range Default Setting Increments

MiniMed 530G (551/751)


Revel (523/723)
0.0-Max basal rate setting 0.0 units/hour 0.025 units (for rates between 0.025-0.975 u/h)
0.05 units (for rates between 1-9.95 u/h)
0.1 units (for rates of 10 u/h or more); (or 1%)




0.0-Max basal rate setting 0.0 units/hour 0.05 units/hour (or 1%)
Selecting a Temp Basal Type

Note: Your pump will remember the temp basal type setting. Once the type is set, you do not have to set it again.

  1. Go to the SET TEMP BASAL AS screen.
    • For MiniMed (551/751), Revel (523/723), 
      Main Menu > Basal > Basal Setup > Temp Basal Type
    • For 522/722, 515/715, 512/712
      Main Menu > Basal > Temp Basal Type
  2. The SET TEMP BASAL AS screen appears. Select Insulin Rate (U/H) or Percent of Basal, then press ACT.
  3. The screen will return to the previous menu. The temp basal type is now set. Exit the menus.
Delivering a Temp Basal

Note: A temp basal cannot exceed your programmed Max basal rate.

  1. Go to the BASAL screen.
    • Main Menu > Basal
  2. Select Set/Edit Temp Basal, then press ACT.
  3. The SET DURATION screen appears. The duration will flash. Duration is the amount of time it will take for the pump to deliver the temporary basal. Enter the desired minutes or hours (30 minutes to 24 hours), then press ACT.
  4. If you have selected insulin rate as your temp basal type, the SET TEMP BASAL U/H screen appears.
    If you have selected percent of basal as your temp basal type, the SET TEMP BASAL % screen appears. The temporary basal rate will flash.
    Enter your temp basal rate, then press ACT.
  5. The BASAL MENU screen appears with an open circle at the top of the screen. Your pump is in Special mode; temp basal is now set and delivering. Exit the menus.
Canceling a Temp Basal
  1. Go to the BASAL MENU.
    • Main Menu > Basal
  2. Select Cancel Temp Basal, then press ACT.
    The screen will return to the BASAL MENU. Your temp basal is cancelled and open circle has disappeared from the top of the screen. The programmed basal is now active again. Exit the menus.

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