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  • Introduction

    Now that you know how to fill an insulin cartridge and prepare an infusion set, you are ready to learn about the pump. In this lesson, you will review the main features and functions of the pump. Especially when used with the diabetes manager, it offers convenience and flexibility to fit your lifestyle. This lesson provides a broad view of pump functions.

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  • Goals

    At the end of this lesson, you will know about the:

    • Three different insulin pump menus you can choose from
    • Single key functions on the insulin pump
    • Two-key functions on the insulin pump
    • Three different insulin bolus types you can choose from on the insulin pump
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  • Overview of pump

    Before we get started, make sure you can find all the parts for your pump shown in this picture.

    • 1 Battery cover
    • 2 Battery
    • 3 Battery key
    • 4 Infrared window (next to Battery cover)
    • 5 Adapter
    • 6 Cartridge
    • 7 Cartridge plunger
    • 8 Piston rod
    • 9 End plate

    Before we get started, make sure you can find all the parts for your pump shown in this picture.

    • 1 Battery cover
    • 2 Battery
    • 3 Battery key
    • 4 Infrared window (next to Battery cover)
    • 5 Adapter
    • 6 Cartridge
    • 7 Cartridge plunger
    • 8 Piston rod
    • 9 End plate

    Please Note:

    Alkaline batteries: Only use high-quality alkaline LR6 batteries that comply with IEC 60086-1. The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump was successfully tested with a Varta Power One alkaline LR06, AA, 1.5 V battery which complies with IEC 60086-1.

    Lithium batteries: Only use lithium batteries that comply with IEC 60086-4. The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump was successfully tested with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium FR06, AA, 1.5 V battery which complies with IEC 60086-4.

    Rechargeable batteries: In this case, we recommend a Varta Rechargeable Accu Ready to Use NiMH, HR06, AA, 1.2 V battery that complies with IEC 62133 and has a minimum capacity of 2600 mAh.

    Only use a battery charger officially recommended by the battery manufacturer.

    Do not use carbon zinc or nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries.

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  • Three pump menus

    The pump was designed to fulfil the various needs of people who have decided to use an insulin pump. Navigation based on three different operating menus will guide you according to your knowledge level and personal needs. The pump contains features you may want if you are an expert today or on your way to being an expert tomorrow.

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  • Three pump menus

    The pump offers 3 types of menus to suit different people's knowledge, experience and personal needs:

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  • Three pump menus

    When you have some experience, you can choose from the ADVANCED and CUSTOM menus. You will learn about those menus in the Advanced Training Module.

    It is recommended that you start with the STANDARD menu.

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  • Three bolus types

    You learned about the different types of boluses in the Therapy Basics section. In this module, you will learn about the Quick and the standard boluses.
    You will learn about the extended and multiwave boluses in the Advanced Training Module. Your insulin pump allows you to deliver three bolus types to match your insulin needs for different situations:

    A standard bolus can be programmed by either navigating step-by-step through the pump menu, or as a Quick bolus using the up and down buttons.

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  • Summary of functions

    Communication with the diabetes manager using Bluetooth® wireless technology allows for remote control of the insulin pump by the diabetes manager. This communication also allows for transfer of data such as bolus history for subsequent management in the diabetes manager database. You will learn about this in the Advanced Training Module.

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  • Diabetes manager and pump communication

    Here are other features of your insulin pump that make it easy and convenient to use:

    • Choice of five Basal Rate Profiles to match your varying daily routines
    • Possibility for temporary basal rate changes based on a percentage basis
    • Use of high-quality alkaline or lithium batteries or rechargeable batteries (AA, 1.5 V)
    • Use of the Accu-Chek Spirit 3.15 ml cartridge system filled by the user
    • Warning and error messages signaled by beeps and / or vibrations
    • Fully adjustable volume of sound, from silent to loud, or vibrate option only
    • Keylock function to prevent accidental pressing of keys
    • Screen display that shows text and symbols, and can be rotated 180 degrees. This makes it easy to read the display when attached to a waist belt.
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  • Single key functions on the pump

    The pump uses four keys to navigate through its functions.

    1 Icon The Menu key helps you to move through menus, function screens and information screens

    2 Icon The OK key helps you to:

    • Select a menu
    • Save changes and exit the function and information screens
    • View the Quick Info screen
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  • Single key functions on the pump

    3 Icon The up key helps you to:

    • Move forward in the information screen
    • Increase a setting
    • Turn on the backlight
    • Turn off the STOP warning (press and hold 3 seconds until you hear a melody)
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  • Single key functions on the pump

    4 Icon The down key helps you to:

    • Move backward in the information screens
    • Decrease a setting
    • Turn off the STOP warning (press and hold 3 seconds until you hear a melody)
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  • Two-key functions on the pump

    Pressing two keys at the same time gives you access to more functions. 1 Icon + 3 Icon help you:

    • Exit menus, function screens and information screens without saving your changes
    • Move you to a previous menu
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  • Two-key functions on the pump

    1 Icon + 4 Icon help you:

    • Unlock the keys. Press and hold both keys until the screen changes

    3 Icon + 4 Icon help you:

    • Copy an hourly basal rate to the following hour
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  • Quiz

    Which answer matches the names of the different parts of the pump correctly?

  • Quiz

    What happens if you press Icon + Icon at the same time?

  • Congratulations!

    You have completed the summary of functions section. It’s time to move to the next lesson.

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