I am getting a new pump very soon. I will get either the new Medtronic pump (Veo, here in Canada) or the Animas Vibe.
The Veo now boasts that its basal increment is 0.025u/hr, the same as the Animas Vibe. This is good (IMO).
My understanding of Veo’s “smart scroll” for setting basal rates is that this small increment (0.025u/hr) stops once 1u/hr is reached; therefore, the Veo cannot be set to deliver a basal insulin, for example, of 1.025u/hr.
Is this correct?
Please pardon me if this question seems silly. I find the idea of losing a fine adjustment after hitting a certain point to be a strange design decision, since one goal of pumping insulin is to make use of very finely-tuned doses to facilitate tighter control.
I tend to have basal rates on either side of the 1u/hr mark, so having 0.025u/hr increments is often of benefit to me.
I have used the Animas 2020 and the Medtronic Paradigm 522 and have been pumping for 6 years.
(I have read that there is a workaround for people who need smaller basal increments - alternating basal rates on the half hour to get an average that is equivalent to the desired rate; I am not sure that I want to have to do this.)