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Re: [IP] Pump Arrived


They can calculate the basal rate based on your body weight, or there is a
formula that is derived from your current total daily dose. I think that
formula is in the Pumping Insulin book.

Normally they are a little conservative with the basal rate until they see
how it's going. After all you can always bolus up extra insulin to correct.

It is a little scary at first going on the pump. I was concerned about the
fact that I was dependent on this small device. Also I had been injecting
for over 25 years, the first day I didn't take any injections was very

Once you're using it for a while I think you'll wonder why you didn't get
started sooner!

-----Original Message-----
From: Donna <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 1:21 AM
Subject: [IP] Pump Arrived

>Curious question,  Now I am on 54 units of ultralente and varying units of
>humalog (depending on carbs)  How do they calculate basal rate?

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