Low Sensor Settings
Device: MiniMed® 630G insulin pump (MMT-1715K)
Low Settings allow you to be alerted when your glucose levels are falling rapidly (Alert before Low), has reached your low limit (Alert on Low) or has been suspended by using the SmartGuard feature (Suspend on Low). You can choose to be alerted before and/or when you have reached your low limit.
Remember, the Sensor feature must be turned On before you can set any Low settings.
The first step is to set the low (Lo) limit. This can be set from 60 to 90 mg/dL. This is the value on which the other low settings are based. You can set up to eight low limits for different periods of the day or night.
Alert before Low
When Alert before low is turned on, you will be notified when your sensor glucose is predicted to reach your low limit in 30 minutes. The Alert before low can make you aware of potential low glucose levels even before they occur.
Suspend on Low
When Suspend on low is turned on, your pump will temporarily stop delivering insulin if your sensor glucose has reached or fallen below your low limit. This keeps additional insulin from being delivered.
Do not use the Suspend on low feature to prevent or treat low glucose. The Suspend on low feature is designed to suspend insulin delivery when you are unable to respond to the Suspend on low alarm. Always confirm your sensor glucose using your BG meter, and follow the instructions of your healthcare professional. Using Suspend on low to prevent or treat low glucose may result in prolonged hypoglycemia.
Alert on Low
When Alert on low is on, you will receive an alert any time your sensor glucose reading reaches or falls below your low limit. This allows you to test your BG and treat if necessary as instructed by your healthcare professional.
If Suspend on low is turned on, Alert on low will automatically be set to on so you know that your glucose is at or below your low limit and insulin is being suspended.
The low Snooze is set for the amount of time that you want to wait to be reminded that an alert condition still exists. Once a low alert is received and cleared, you will be alerted again only if the low alert condition still exists after the snooze time you have set. The low snooze time can be set from 5 minutes to 1 hour.
Setting up your Low Settings for the first time:
1. Press Menu.
2. Select Sensor Settings.
3. Select Low Settings, press Select again to turn it on.
4. Select the time segment and the End time will flash. The Start time of the first time segment is always 12:00 A. You can set up to eight time segments, each with a different low limit. The segments must cover a 24-hour period. Set the end time for the first segment.
5. Select the Lo (mg/dL). You can enter a value from 60 to 90 mg/dL, in increments of 5 mg/dL. The value to defaults to 90 mg/dL. Press select to set the value.
6. Press Select.
7. The Alert before low setting is highlighted. Press select to turn it on.
8. Select Suspend on low to turn it on. Alert on low will turn on as well.
9. Select Next. If you have not entered low settings for the full 24-hour time period you will be prompted to set the rest of the time segments.
10. Select Done.
11. Review your settings for Low Setup and then select Save.
12. Select Snooze to set the amount of time before you will be alerted again. The default setting is 20 minutes (0:20 hr).
Edit your Low Settings:
1. Press Menu.
2. Select Sensor Settings.
3. Select Low Settings.
4. Select Setup.
5. Select Edit to change the settings for the current High Setup.
6. Select the time segment and the End time will flash. The Start time of the first time segment is always 12:00 A. You can set up to eight time segments, each with a different low limit. The segments must cover a 24-hour period. Set the end time for the first segment.
7. Select the Lo (mg/dL). You can enter a value from 60 to 90 mg/dL, in increments of 5 mg/dL. The value to defaults to 90 mg/dL. Press select to set the value.
8. Edit the alert settings as needed or scroll down and select Next.
9. When finished select Done.