- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 1
Jamie doesn’t qualify for a pump yet as he doesn’t require enough insulin
Hmmm... I wonder if that‘s some slightly muddled thinking about ‘hybrid closed loop’ pumps which integrate with CGM - eg the Tandem tSlim which works with the Dexcom and can automate some parts of insulin adjustment to try to increase time in range. The algorithms of these devices often need minimum ‘total daily dose’ to work safely. But of course you don’t HAVE to use them in that mode. you can just benefit from the dose precision of 10th of a unit, and fullt flexible basal profiles adjusted to 100ths of units...
And as @Sally71 says, I’ve known families with babies diagnosed at a few months old who used insulin pumps precisely BECAUSE smaller and more accurate doses were possible!