How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile? One 6% 13 Two 5% 10 Three 17% 35 Four 18% 37 Five 14% 30 Six 13% 26 Seven or more 11% 23 I don't use a pump 16% 33
Total votes: 207
How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?Poll dates: March 10 - 17, 2010
Total Votes: 207
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 46% of our readers who use insulin pumps report using four or fewer basal rates in their main basal profile. About one-tenth (11%) report using seven or more basal rates. This graph shows the distribution of rates:
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Last Updated: Wednesday March 17, 2010 15:41:06
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