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Re: [IP] Basal increments



In a message dated 5/10/98 8:32:48 PM Mountain Daylight Time, email @ redacted
writes:

<< It doesn't matter what your basal rate is set at, the set basal is
delivered
 in increments:   One tenth of the basal every six minutes with MiniMed pump
 and 1/20 every three minutes with the Disetronic.
  >>

Barbara,

NO!!! That's not right!!  The minimed divides one hour by the number of
"tenths" per hour of your basal rate, resulting in the frequency of dose.  I
know this for a fact!!  My basal rate is .4 units per hour, 24 hours a day.  I
get a .1 unit dose every fifteen minutes.  The minimed ONLY doses insulin in
tenth unit increments.  It DOES NOT deliver insulin every six minutes unless
your basal rate is 1.0 units per hour.  John was right!

Mary Jean
MM507 since Jan. 1997
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