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.
At the end of this lesson, you will know about the:
Before we get started, make sure you can find all the parts for your pump shown in this picture.
(next to Battery cover)
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.
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.
The pump offers 3 types of menus to suit different people's knowledge, experience and personal needs:
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.
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.
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.
Here are other features of your insulin pump that make it easy and convenient to use:
The pump uses four keys to navigate through its functions.
You have completed the summary of functions section. It’s time to move to the next lesson.
Lesson - 5