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Re: [IP] re: pump issue for those who use less than 25 U/d

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From: "melissa atcheson" <email @ redacted>

> I'm not sure if this is right or not, but when I was pump shopping my CDE
> me that the MM pumps would not be recommended for me because my basal
> are low.  She explained that because of the delivery system, there is a
> greater incidence of occlusion alarms when the basal rate is very low.
> is anywhere from 0.3-0.6 units per hour - and sometimes I decrease the
rate to
> 20% of that for exercise).  It was her experience that the alarms happened
> much more frequently with pump users with a low basal rate (not sure how
> low).

Just for the record, my basal rates vary from 0.0 to 0.7 per hour with a
significant part of the day at 0.5 or below, and in 3 years, I've NEVER had
an occlusion alarm.

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Natalie A. Sera, with all her ducks in a row!
Type Weird, pumping!
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