Trust Intuition

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Having Type 1 diabetes for over 22 years, I think I know a little bit about the condition. No, I’m not an expert. I didn’t go to medical school but 22 years of life experience has left with more knowledge about certain things than the average person might know. Sometimes my knowledge comes into play if I have been experiencing a high blood sugar for a little while. My husband will ask me if it is because I need a new infusion set or new insulin. He is trying to help and I am so thankful that he is knowledgeable enough to be able to “guess” with me as to why I might be running high. Usually though, I tell him no that’s not why I am high, it’s because of XX.


Using my Bolus Wizard

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My current Medtronic pump and previous Medtronic pumps (that I can remember) have all had a nice feature called the “Bolus Wizard”. The bolus wizard was made to help take the mathematics out of diabetes, or at least ease the pressure of needing a math degree to stay healthy. Based on your blood sugar, your carb count, your insulin to carb ratio (I:C ratio) and your correction factor, it will figure out how much insulin you need for a meal or for a blood sugar correction. I rely on it so much now that I’m not sure I could even tell you my I:C ratio (I now have 4 different I:C ratios so that complicates things further).