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  How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?  
      One  
  6%     5  
      Two  
  8%     7  
      Three  
  10%     8  
      Four  
  18%     15  
      Five  
  7%     6  
      Six  
  10%     8  
      Seven or more  
  32%     27  
      I don't use a pump  
  10%     8  

Total votes: 84
 

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

Poll dates: March 6 - 13, 2013
Total Votes: 84

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. About one-third (32%) report using seven or more basal rates. This graph shows the distribution of rates:

Graph
Click for a larger view. Total is less than 100% because some readers report not using an insulin pump.
Download Excel 2007/2010 format spreadsheet for graph.

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