New Pump User

I just started using my pump today. I’ve been waiting almost 6 months. Kind of excited but nervous at the same time. I am totally blind, so can’t use a lot of the cool features myself, but I think the pump will still benefit me greatly. I have read that the quickset is the most popular infusion set, but I was recommended the something T, the name escapes me at the moment, but it is the needle instead of the plastic tube. My question is, how long should one wait before giving a correction? I’ve read rapid acting insulin stays in the body for 3 to 4 hours. Do I have to wait this long to correct if my sugar is high, or can I give a correction after the insulin has peaked after an hour or two?

I can’t answer the correction question but check out this link if you have the Sure at infusion set. http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/customer-support/product-and-service-updates

Sure T infusion set

If you’re wearing a minimed pump your bolus wizard will calculate how much active insulin you have in your body and suggest a correction dose (if any) from there.

The Bolus Wizard is great. It will tell you if it is too soon to bolus by reading a zero bolus. Then you just have to check your BG again a little later and check the Bolus Wizard again.

I’m totally blind, so unfortunately can’t use the wizard feature. But I did get advice from my specialist about giving corrections. She wasn’t very specific either, but did give me a rule of thumb.