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  Do you have your most recent basal rates, insulin-to-carb ratios, and correction factors written down?  
      Yes, I keep them current whenever I make a change  
  60%     68  
      No, but I have old rates written down  
  19%     22  
      I didn't know that I should have these written down  
  4%     5  
      I don't know what these are  
  4%     4  
      Other  
  12%     14  

Total votes: 113
 

Do you have your most recent basal rates, insulin-to-carb ratios, and correction factors written down?

Poll dates: June 22 - 29, 2011
Total Votes: 113

If you're an insulin pump user and have had a pump fail, you know how frustrating it can be to re-enter your basal rates, insulin-to-carb ratios, and correction factors if you don't have the most current settings written down or saved on your computer. The same can apply to injection users who have to train someone else to provide care, such as a grandparent or teacher.

As part of your Diabetes Emergency Kit, you should keep a paper list of this important data, along with emergency contact information for friends, family, and your diabetes team. If you're unsure of these values, talk with your diabetes team.

The table below shows previous results to this poll.

Answer    Jun 2011 Jun 2010 Jun 2009 Jun 2008 Jun 2007 Jun 2006
Yes    60% 65% 63% 61% 65% 64%
No    19% 17% 19% 19% 17% 17%
I didn't know I should    4% 4% 6% 9% 7% 7%
I don't know what these are    4% 1% 3% 3% 3% 2%
Other    12% 13% 7% 5% 6% 7%

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