I am a stay at home mom who is raising twins. One of my guys has type 1 diabetes and one does not. I am writing this blog to unite type 1 parents or twin parents. Comment on my posts or in the "what's your high?" and "what's your low?" to join the community of parents just trying to do the best we can!
Don't forget to change your clocks back tonight! Unless, you live in Indiana. Then, somehow you are oddly exempt. I'll have to look up that explanation one day...
Also, don't forget to change the time on your insulin pumps, glucose monitors and computers! Feel free to change the batteries in the pump and monitors too while your at it! And the batteries in your smoke detectors and the filters in your furnace and schedule the window washers.... Lol!
I was sent the following information on Medtronic pumps because that is the kind Rocco has. I thought I would attach it to make it easy for anyone with a Medtronic pump. Sorry, if you have a different kind.
Fall is here, which means that it�s time for Daylight Savings Time to come to an end. On November 4, most of us here in the U.S. �fall back� by turning our clocks back by one hour. The time on your insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor (CGM) determines your personal settings (including basal and bolus rates), so you�ll want to make sure it is always up-to-date.
When you are changing your clocks and watches, be sure to follow the steps below to update your pump and CGM:
Device: Minimed Paradigm� REAL-Time Revel�, 522/722, 515/715, 512/712, and the Guardian� REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.
1. Go to the TIME/DATE SETUP Screen HOME Screen > MAIN MENU > UTILITIES > Time/Date 2. Select 12 Hour Setup or 24 Hour Setup and press ACT. 3. Press ACT again to change the settings. 4. Change each of the settings as follows: a. Change the hour. Press ACT. For 12-hour setups, press the UP or DOWN arrows until the correct A (am) or P (pm) appears. b. Change the minutes. Press ACT. c. Change the year. Press ACT. d. Change the month. Press ACT. e. Change the day. Press ACT. 5. The TIME SET AT screen will show the settings that you programmed. After you�ve programmed the new time, always double check your settings (especially that the AM/ PM setting is correct). Press ACT and exit the menus.
NOTERemember to synchronize the clocks on your computer, insulin pump, and blood glucose meter to maintain accurate times for the data you upload to CareLink�. More information is available in ourhelp and support section of our Web site.