You certainly have the right attitude. I am all for progress; however, since I am very sensitive to insulin, I personally would not feel comfortable with a system that mathematically makes adjustments for me. As I said, each person is different, so the best we can do is to do exactly what you plan: learn what works the best for your personal physiology, and use it. Good luck with your future endeavors! I truly hope that they closed system works well for you.
It doesn’t make decisions that much yet, it just shuts off when dex says you are low and starts up when you rise. I’m very sensitive too, but I also go into dka rapidly. I was at 46 when I woke up yesterday, dex was right, so it would have helped me in that situation. I woke up shut basal off and drank juice, I was getting up at that point, but it could maybe have been avoided.
Especially considering it could take much longer to come to Canada than the US launch… Part of why I’m still holding off on Tandem is that I’m waiting to see how long the G6 (supposedly submitted in September) and then Basal IQ take to get here. I’m wondering if the Basal IQ will have as long an approval process since it’s just software. Hopefully not, and if it gets here fast, then probably Control IQ will come relatively fast as well.
I think Basal-IQ suspends when it predicts you will be low soon, not after you hit the low.
Before it was named Basal-IQ, it was labeled PLGS or predictive low glucose suspend.
Cde told me it shuts off when you are at or below your target low. I have not used it yet because I do not have G6 yet. A fellow pwd on Instagram told me that G6 is absolutely terrible and she said don’t get it! She is having the same problems that I have had with every dex I’ve had, LOL, so I’m afraid it could be even worse than the G5 for me. She is awaiting a double transplant and is on dialysis. A go fund me has helped raise funds to purchase ins that will cover the cost of anti rejection drugs. If anyone wants to donate, she still needs funds. She is kidneypancreasfornic at gofund me if in anyone is able to help.
Here is info I read regarding basal-IQ.
What’s even more unique is that Basal-IQ can automatically shut off insulin delivery when the BG level is predicted to drop below 80 mg/dL or if BG is currently below 70 mg/dL and falling. Instead of automatically stopping delivery for a set period of time, the system immediately resumes insulin once BG values are back in range and at a safe level again.
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Alerts and Alarms: Users can choose whether they want alerts to sound each time this happens, although the point is to have this management feature working in the background, to give us PWDs less to worry about on a daily basis.
Interesting, I’m not sure if I want it stopping at those bg though, more like 50-60 for me when sleeping. But if I’m out or active at home shutting off then could sometimes help as long as it starts up.