How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?
Seven or more
I don't use a pump
Total votes: 30
How many different basal rates do you use in your insulin pump for your main basal profile?Poll dates: March 4 - 11, 2015
Total Votes: 30
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 35% 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:
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Click for a larger view. Total is less than 100% because some readers report not using an insulin pump.
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Last Updated: Wednesday March 11, 2015 15:11:29
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