Using the Exercise Activity with Control-IQ technology

Sleep and Exercise Activity Quick Reference Sheet

When Exercise is enabled in the Activity menu, Control-IQ technology uses slightly different treatment values to adjust basal insulin delivery. 

The treatment values used when Exercise is enabled are narrower and higher to accommodate the likely natural drop in glucose levels during and following exercise. When Exercise is enabled and Control-IQ predicts a glucose value less than or equal to 140 mg/dL, it will start to decrease basal insulin delivery. Control-IQ will stop basal insulin delivery if it predicts a glucose value less than or equal to 80 mg/dL.

Control-IQ technology will still increase basal insulin delivery when it predicts glucose values will be greater than 160 mg/dL and will deliver Automatic Correction Boluses when it predicts that glucose will be over 180 mg/dL 30 minutes in the future.

Manually start or stop Exercise

Start Exercise:

1. From the Home screen, tap OPTIONS.

2. Tap Activity.

3. Tap the START text next to Exercise.

An EXERCISE STARTED message is temporarily displayed. The Exercise icon is displayed on the Home screen.

Stop Exercise:

1. From the Home screen, tap OPTIONS.

2. Tap Activity.

3. Tap the STOP text next to Exercise.

An EXERCISE STOPPED message is temporarily displayed. The Exercise icon is removed from the Home screen.

The Exercise Activity can be used in conjunction with any physical activity that tends to lower blood glucose either during or after. Your healthcare provider can help you come up with strategies for your specific needs.

Different people respond to exercise differently, so you should always consult your healthcare provider when considering a change in therapy.

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