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Re: [IP] MM vs. D



For those who aren't up on things, the new MiniMed 507C
lets you program a basal rate up to EVERY HALF-HOUR. 
That's 48 basal rates per day!

8^)


--- email @ redacted wrote:
> In a message dated 7/29/99 2:19:10 PM Pacific Daylight
> Time, 
> email @ redacted writes:
> 
> << I, personnally don't believe this is a big problem.
> Why?  Well I don't 
>  remeber when I took a shot of .5 or .1 units while on
> MDI therapy.  The D is 
>  my preference since you get a basal drip every 3 minutes
> or 20 time an hour 
>  and you have the capacity to program each hour with a
> different basal rate 
>  if you need to.  In addition the reduction in basal rate
> for exercise is 
>  really convenient!
>   >>
> I am having a difficult understanding why this isn't
> important.  The whole 
> point to the pump over MDI is the ability to give
> ourselves small amounts of 
> insulin to match whatever we eat.  If I have a cracker I
> don't need a whole 
> unit of insulin.  Most of my doses because of the insulin
> carb ratio are in 
> increments of .1. I hardly taken any that are simply
> rounded to .5,1.0, 1.5, 
> 2.0 etc.  As for the temporary reduction of insulin when
> exercising I simply 
> use my temp. basal rate for six hours after exercising.
> To me the basal rate 
> for 3 to 15 minutes doesn't seem to be as significant as
> the ability to give 
> yourself .1 increments.  I mean ultimately whether it
> gives every 3 or 15 
> minutes you still get the same amount of insulin in an
> hour. The same isn't 
> true for bolusing if you don't have the ability to give
> .1 increments.
> 
> Kathleen

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