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  How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?  
      One  
  7%     10  
      Two  
  3%     5  
      Three  
  12%     18  
      Four  
  14%     21  
      Five  
  7%     11  
      Six  
  14%     20  
      Seven or more  
  16%     23  
      I don't use a pump  
  27%     40  

Total votes: 148
 

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

Poll dates: March 7 - 14, 2012
Total Votes: 148

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 45% of our readers who use insulin pumps report using four or fewer basal rates in their main basal profile. About one-fifth (22%) report using seven or more basal rates. This graph shows the distribution of rates:

Graph
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Last Updated: Wednesday March 14, 2012 17:03:12
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