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

 
     

One

 
 

5%

 

3

 
     

Two

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Three

 
 

3%

 

2

 
     

Four

 
 

26%

 

15

 
     

Five

 
 

8%

 

5

 
     

Six

 
 

5%

 

3

 
     

Seven or more

 
 

28%

 

16

 
     

I don't use a pump

 
 

21%

 

12

 


Total votes: 57

 

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

Poll dates: March 5 - 12, 2014
Total Votes: 57

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 40% of our readers who use insulin pumps report using four or fewer basal rates in their main basal profile. About one-third (30%) 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 spreadsheet for graph.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 12, 2014 11:05:24
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