How to set a Temporary Basal Rate on your t:slim X2 insulin pump [Need Control-IQ quick reference guide, user guide]

[Quick Reference Guide, Control-IQ]

A Temp Rate is used to increase or decrease (by percentage) the current basal rate for a period of time. This feature can be helpful for situations such as exercise or illness.

When you enter the Temp Rate screen, the default values are 100% (current basal rate) and a Duration of 0:15 min. The Temp Rate can be set from a minimum of 0% of current basal rate to a maximum of 250% of current basal rate in increments of 1%.

Duration can be set from a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of 72 hours in increments of 1 minute.

If you program a Temp Rate greater than 0% but less than the minimum allowable basal rate of 0.1 units/hr, you will be notified that the selected rate is too low and that it will be set to the minimum allowable rate for delivery.

If you program a Temp Rate more than the maximum allowable basal rate of 15 units/hr, you will be notified that the selected rate is too high and that it will be set to the maximum allowable rate for delivery.

NOTE: Temp Rate with Control-IQ Technology

In order to use Temp Rates, Control-IQ Technology must be turned off.

1. From the Home screen, tap OPTIONS.

2. Tap Activity.

3. Tap Temp Rate.

4. Tap Temp Rate again.

5. Using the on-screen keypad enter desired percentage. The current rate is 100%. An increase is greater than 100% and decrease is less than 100%.

6. Tap [check mark].

7. Tap Duration. Using the on-screen keypad enter desired length of time for Temp Rate. Tap [check mark].

You can always tap View Units to see the actual units to be delivered.

8. Verify settings and tap [check mark].

The TEMP RATE STARTED screen is temporarily displayed.

The Lock screen will be displayed with the icon indicating a Temp Rate is active.

  • A T in an orange box means a Temp Rate is active.
  • A T in a red box means a Temp Rate of 0 is active.

NOTE Temp Rate While Insulin is Stopped: If a Temp Rate is active when you stop insulin, including when you change a cartridge or infusion set, the Temp Rate timer will remain active. The Temp Rate will be resumed when insulin delivery is resumed as long as there is time remaining on the Temp Rate Timer. 

Stopping a Temp Rate

To stop an active temp rate:

1. From the Home screen, tap OPTIONS.

2. Tap Activity.

3. On the Activity screen, tap [ X ] on the right side of Temp Rate.

4. On the confirmation screen, tap [check mark].

The TEMP RATE STOPPED screen appears before returning to the Activity screen.

For more information and detailed instructions on how to set a Temporary Basal Rate on your t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology, please consult the User Guide below and refer to the table of contents.

[t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology—User Guide >]

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