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How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?

 
     

One

 
 

2%

 

  13

 
     

Two

 
 

9%

 

  44

 
     

Three

 
 

13%

 

  63

 
     

Four

 
 

18%

 

  83

 
     

Five

 
 

12%

 

  59

 
     

Six

 
 

10%

 

  46

 
     

Seven or more

 
 

10%

 

  46

 
     

I don't use a pump

 
 

22%

 

  100

 


Total votes: 454

 

How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?

Poll dates: March 11 - 18, 2007
Total Votes: 454

Pump users often wonder about how many different basal rates they need during the day to maintain optimum blood sugar control. Different diabetes teams offer different advice, and there seems to be no real consensus. So we asked our readers what they actually use.

About 42% of our readers who use insulin pumps report using four or fewer basal rates in their main basal profile. A small number -- 10% -- report using seven or more basal rates. This graph shows the distribution of rates:

Graph
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Last Updated: Wednesday January 30, 2008 11:25:12
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