Bolus Archive

Carling Answers Your T1D Health and Family Questions

MiniMed Ambassador Carling is an awe-inspiring woman.  She balances work and family while providing support and education newly diagnosed people with Type 1 diabetes! Here she answers questions from our community members about how they can do the same. Q: What is your advice caring for another human being on top of my own

Pump Tip: How to Change Your Max Bolus

Pump: MiniMed Paradigm Models, MiniMed Revel and MiniMed 530G system It’s just not reasonable to expect one max bolus amount to work for every meal and every day. Some days, you may need a larger single bolus. Other days, your needs may be much smaller. The factory setting is 10 units, but this can

10 Tips For Your Insulin Pump

Whether you’re new to insulin pumps, or have been pumping for most of your life, there’s always something new to learn! Here are our top 10 tips. 1. The Bolus Wizard on your insulin pump lets you set up to 8 sensitivity settings throughout the day. Your insulin sensitivity is the amount that your

Carbohydrate Counts For Thanksgiving Food Staples

When you look at the list of holidays in the U.S., there is one holiday in particular that revolves around food and sitting around a table with many people you love – Thanksgiving. The good news about Thanksgiving meals is it often involves some well-known “staples”. I highly recommend researching carb counts in popular

Fall Back: Daylight Savings is Ending

Fall has arrived, which means Daylight Savings time is ending! On Sunday, November 2, most of us here in the United States will “Fall Back” our clocks by one hour (Yay for an extra hour of sleep!). The time on your insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor (CGM) determines your personal settings, including basal and bolus