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Re: [IP] need some help starting off



100 units - 20% = 80 units;  split 80 uunits in half leaving 40 for
basal and 40 for boluses.  Now take 40 units and divide it by 24 hrs to
come up with a basal rate of approximately 1.6 units per hour to be
safe.

Sarah Arnal wrote:
> 
> Hi everyone,
>   Heres my problem, hope someone can help:
>      I will be starting my pump at the beginning of
> May and right now my endo and I are trying to figure
> out a good baseline rate to start at. I am her first
> patient on the pump and we have no idea where to even
> begin in figuring out my basal rate. Right now I am on
> four shots a day taking between 100-110 units per day
> (some obvious insulin resistance involved). I also
> suffer from dawn phenomenon, I take 50 units at
> bedtime and I still wake up woth a blood sugar between
> 15 and 20. ( I am not sure what that is according to
> the scale most of you use, but that is the high end of
> my measuring system).
>    So any advice? How did all of you figure out where
> to start? Did anyone out there takes as much insulin
> as me pre-pump? If so what are your basal rates? Yes I
> know it will vary drastically from person to person,
> but we would just like some range to work within.
>    Thank you in advance to all who reply. Please feel
> free to e-mail me personally.
> 
> Sarah Arnal (email @ redacted)
>    (last A1C= 9.9 AAhhhhh!!!  Hoping pump can bring
> that down a lot!!)
> 
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