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RE: Paradigm basal rates, was [IPp] priming



On the Paradigm you create 2 alternative basal patterns (personal basal
patterns A and B) that would allow you to set the basal at 0.1 for some
periods and 0.0 for other periods.  Each day you would have to decide which
basal pattern you wanted (Standard, A or B), there is no way to have the
pump use the Standard basal on Tues and Thurs, and then switch to the A
pattern on Mon, Wed and Fri.

Temporary basal rates are different.  No matter what pattern of basal rates
you are using, you can temporarily set the rate to something higher or lower
for a set amount of time (in half hour increments).  So if you are worried
that the regular basal rate will be too high for the next two hours, you can
set a temp basal at a lower rate for two hours.  We use this quite a bit.

Rick M.

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 4:37 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPp] priming


Kathy,

I'd have to agree with you there.  My son is very very sensitive to the 
insulin and he has had diabetes for 3 1/2 yrs now.  Since going on the pump,

even the 0.1 basal sometimes causes him to go so low.  Now on Mon, Wed, Fri 
while he is at summer school they have gym classes and he was going into the

40's...so I do a basal of 0.0 and that helped alot.
Does anyone know if you can set your basal rates to change every other day
or 
do you manually do that yourself?  We pump using Paradigm.  I was reading up

on the temp basal and didn't quite understand, I think it meant that you can

give a temp basal that will last for up to 24hrs?  I am not sure...  
Otherwise, I may keep his basal at the 0.1 and then have him just drink a 
juice box before gym. What do you guys think?
Sarah :)
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