An additional inquiry that I’ve made is for more information as to how the Control IQ automated basal adjustment feature works, We know it will adjust basal rates up or down if a high or low glucose reading is predicted. My question which is not addressed in the Tandem manual or marketing materials is how aggressive are the basal adjustments. For example if my basal rate is 2 units per hour, and a high bg is predicted and/or sustained, what is the upper range of basal adjustments built into the system, i.e. where does it max out?
Is it limited to increasing basal rates by 10%? 25%? 50%? 100%? 200%? etc. If other folks are considering Tandem due to Control IQ it would be helpful to the community if you press for these answers so Tandem knows we care about the implementation.
From what I recall reading from the DIY LoopDocs, that system uses temp basals that may be many multiples of your normal basal in order to control predicted highs and/or to bolus for meals. I’d like to know how Control IQ compares.
I’m not sure if I’m crazy to even be considering this but I keep wondering whether the DIY Looping via LoopDocs is a better mousetrap. Is it worth experimenting and taking the (significant!) risks associated with it and also dealing with the subsequent back end management of the application.
I like the Paradigm pump as a pumping platform and part of me is very hesitant to switch without knowing all the minutia as to how Control IQ will work. I’m not thrilled with a change in reservoir / cartridge filling procedures, as well as dealing with another device to charge; but if Control IQ delivers the goods it would be worth it. On the other hand, Looping will require a Riley Link module that will need to be on my person at all times and also charged nightly, as well as an obviously working iPhone at all times. That creates 3 additional points of potential failure in that system: the app, the Riley Link, and the iPhone. That is in addition to the pump and CGM sensor were I to proceed with the Tandem T:Slim X2. For anyone who does any serious degree of traveling it is a consideration.
My head is swirling right now.