How to set a Temporary Basal Rate on your Tandem insulin pump (t:slim, t:flex, and t:slim G4 pumps)

View, download, or print the following quick reference guide for instructions on how to set a Temporary Basal Rate on the t:slim, t:flex, and t:slim G4 insulin pumps:

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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 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.

Stopping a Temp Rate

To stop an active temp rate:

  1. From the Home Screen, tap OPTIONS.
  2. On the Options screen, tap X (stop icon) on the right side of Temp Rate.
  3. On the confirmation screen, tap STOP. The TEMP RATE STOPPED screen appears before returning to the Options screen.
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