How do I set a Temporary Basal Rate on my t:slim X2 insulin pump?

View, download, or print the following quick reference guide for instructions on how to set a Temporary Basal Rate on the t:slim X2 insulin pump:

Setting a Temporary Basal Rate (quick reference guide) >

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: The temporary Basal Rate feature is not available when Control IQ is turned On.

Temp Rate with Basal-IQ

When you start a Temp Rate while using Basal-IQ technology, the Temp Rate persists, even if Basal-IQ technology suspends insulin delivery, unless you manually stop the Temp Rate.

1. From the Home Screen, tap OPTIONS.

2. Tap Temp Rate.

3. Using the onscreen keypad enter desired percentage. The current rate is 100%. An increase is greater than 100% and decrease is less than 100%.

4. Tap DONE.

5. Tap Duration. Using the onscreen keypad enter desired length of time for Temp Rate. Tap DONE. You can always tap View Units to see the actual units to be delivered.

6. Verify settings and tap START.

The TEMP RATE STARTED screen is temporarily displayed.

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

  • An orange “T” means a Temp Rate is active.
  • A red “T” means a Temp Rate of 0 is active.

NOTE: Temp Rate after insulin resumption

If Basal-IQ technology is on and has suspended insulin delivery while a Temp Rate is active, the temp rate timer will remain active. The Temp Rate will be resumed when insulin delivery is resumed as long 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. 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.

For more information and detailed instructions on how to set a Temporary Basal Rate on your insulin pump, please consult the applicable user manual below and refer to the table of contents.

t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology—User Guide >

t:slim X2 insulin pump with Dexcom G5 CGM—User Guide >

t:slim X2 insulin pump without CGM integration—User Guide >

 

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