We are all busy people! Managing your job, family or school requires your full attention. Reminders help you to remember a variety of diabetes-related tasks. For example, the diabetes manager can help remind you to test your BG, when to change your infusion set and when to visit the doctor.
The different Reminders you can set on your Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system are:
At the end of this lesson you will know:
BG Test Reminders remind you to re-test your BG level in specific situations:
You can set up to eight different alarm clock Reminders per day. You can set them to remind you of:
Date Reminders remind you of events like:
You now know about the three types of Reminders. Now, let's see how to set them.
You are now ready to start setting the Reminders you want. Let's see how.
There are times when you might want to check your BG more often, like
The steps you follow to set all of these Reminders are the same. As an example, let's see how you set a Reminder to check your BG after a high BG result.
This Reminder will turn on the diabetes manager: You can dismiss it by pressing You can reschedule (snooze) it to occur in 15 minutes by pressing .
The BG Threshold for the After High Reminder and the Hyper Limit warning may be different.
Now Let's briefly discuss the After Low BG and After Meal Reminders.
Now Let's move to Alarm Clock Reminders.
The Alarm Clock is a helpful way to remind you of other events of your choice related to insulin pump therapy. You can set up to 8 Reminders a day. The Reminder will turn on the diabetes manager:
Now, let's take a look at how to set Date Reminders.
There are three types of Date Reminders available on your Accu-Chek Combo diabetes manager.
The steps you follow to set the Dr. Visit and Lab Test Date Reminders are the same. So, let's use the Dr. Visit Date Reminder as the example.
The other Date Reminder type is the Infusion Set Change. Let's look at how to set this one.
Remember! Infusion sets must be changed regularly to avoid infection and blockages.
The Reminder will sound every 1, 2 or 3 days after you switched it on, according to the selected Interval. If you need to reset the starting day, switch the Reminder off and then on again and re-program as needed.
Click on the buttons of your demo diabetes manager to practice what you have just learnt. 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.
You have completed the using reminder section.
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