I inject large boluses to deal with peaks (puberty), often more than 10U at a time, but my TDD is less than 60. I have found that, for me, I respond much better to pen injections for large boluses than pump. I think it has to do with absorption.
I am starting Loop right now. I have not figured out how I can report pen injections while using Loop. I am sure I am not the only one with absorption issues. How do you use pen injections while looping?
I believe (although not certain) that you can enter a bolus via Apple Health which results in the iob showing in loop without the pod actually doing the bolus. Then you just MDI the bolus of 10u. Check that out and see if its as I say.
Update: Yes, the method I outlined is the way to do it. Tested and read in the FB Looped group as verification. It does take a few minutes; however, for the manual entry to show up, so give it some time.
Step 6: Click save or add or w/e the final step is (I didn’t get a screenshot of that).
Step 7: Wait 10 or 15 min and check to be sure it was entered and you can see it in the loop app in the Insulin area.
You have to enter it manually into NS if you want to record it there. Entering it into Apple Health doesn’t enter it into NS. You should also check out the “Shortcuts” - I put together a list of all the shortcuts that were available at the time and very useful for Loop.
Here’s the post about them and the pointer to the doc.
For people, such as myself, who do not like FB, the best (and official) Loop support option is the Loop Zulip chat forum, which is also used for discussions about experimental features, bugs and such. The quality of answers tends to be better on Zulip. It’s slightly more difficult to navigate through Zulip “Streams” and “Topics”, but the search feature is pretty good, and Zulip itself is an open-source project, so there are no ads or gross privacy concerns. On the other hand, there aren’t as many people on Zulip as on FB Looped group, so one may need to wait a bit longer for any answers or follow-up comments.
This is the area for “development talk” - recommending branch changes, etc., You are right. But for common folk looking for common answers to common problem, FB is the best (and official) option. That and the Loopdocs site. I use them all, but for basic questions (and helping others with their questions) – FB is the most used forum.
Agreed - FB Looped is the best option for the majority of users. But, if one simply does not want to use FB for whatever reason, Zulip is fine - no one is going to complain if you ask a basic or non-technical question.
Entering something into Apple Health doesn’t result in that data being populated into NS. The only way that would work is if you created, or used a shortcut to do that based on the trigger of the injection being entered into Apple Health, OR enter the injection manually into NS.