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Re: [IP] basal of 0.0 - - Yes you can.
You can indeed set your pump to a basal rate of 0.0. The pumps are set at
this basal rate when they are packaged and waiting to be shipped. Remember
when you first got the pump, and it was 'on' but not 'clicking' at all . . .
that was a basal rate of 0.0. I see no reason why this can't be done for a
few hours in the middle of the night.
If I train a patient before we have their basal rates, we set a basal of 0.0
. . . and sometimes this is for a day or two. They still take their
longacting, but bolus for carbs and corrections with the pump. We have never
had any problems.
That's the joy of being able to have 48 different basal rates . . . not
having to wake up and set temporary basal rates during the middle of the
Roxanne M. Villanueva RD, LD, CPT
Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Minimed Certified Insulin Pump Trainer
IDDM X >19 Years, Pumping 1/4/1995
(First with Disetronic and now with MM since 11/00 and much happier!)
"Diabetes is a disease of complications waiting to happen." - - - Mary Tyler
In a message dated 11/12/2001 05:29:53 AM Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> our daughter is currently on a basal rate of 0.1 from 12 am to 9 am, but is
> dropping in the early morning hours anyway. we did a temporary basal the
> two nights of 0.0 for 1 1/2 or 2 hours, and that seemed to help.
> for some reason, our minimed rep says we can do this with a temp. basal,
> not program basal that way. seems weird, and i dont like getting up every
> night at 3 am to set rates. i do remember someone on here mentioning their
> daughter had been on 0.0 for a couple of hours during the night, but not to
> it for too long (i think you said 3 hours max?) because then pump would
> or something.
> any thoughts?
> shifra's mom, 3 1/2 yrs old
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