With the Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system you can easily and discreetly increase or decrease your basal rate. In some cases your body needs more or less insulin than usual. For instance, you may need more insulin when you're ill and less when you're playing sports. You can use a Temporary Basal Rate (TBR) to deal with such cases.
When you increase or decrease your basal rate, each hourly basal rate for the duration you program is increased or decreased.
Speak to your doctor or healthcare team to learn when you should use a TBR. In this lesson, we focus on how to program and cancel a TBR. Let's go!
With your Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system, you can easily, quickly and discreetly adjust your insulin on the go to have more freedom and flexibility in managing your diabetes.
At the end of this lesson, you will know:
Press on the diabetes manager to move to the TEMPORARY BASAL RATE screen.
Press on the diabetes manager to select. The TBR PERCENTAGE screen appears.
Press or on the diabetes manager to increase or decrease the percentage. Press on the diabetes manager move to the TBR DURATION screen.
Press or on the diabetes manager to set the duration. Press on the diabetes manager to save and exit.
When the duration of the TBR has ended, a W7: TBR OVER Warning message occurs. Press on the diabetes manager twice to snooze and confirm the warning.
Use the demo diabetes manager to set the Temporary Basal Rate to 170% and 3:00 h. Then return to the RUN Screen. If you decide to practice any functions, on your own insulin pump or diabetes manager, make sure the infusion set is disconnected from your body so that there is no chance of accidental insulin delivery. Ensure all your settings are put back to where they should be at the end of the practice.
There are two ways to cancel a Temporary Basal Rate on the diabetes manager:
Let's look at both.
You have completed the Temporary Basal Rate section.
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