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  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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