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Re: [IPk] How many basal rates?



I've been on the pump for 6 weeks now and use 10 different basal rates. I
have a "calculator"
from Disetronic which gives you a "starter" basal rate for each hour through
the night and day for a given
daily total. That had 11 different rates for my initial total daily basal of
24 units. Glad to hear your control
is improving.
Regards,
Tim Attwooll

----- Original Message -----
From: Gianfranco Novarino <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 1:53 PM
Subject: [IPk] How many basal rates?


> Three weeks on the 508 and things are becoming more and more and more and
> more and more stable and predictable ... it's almost like being "normal"
> again :-) The post-pseudohoneymoon rise in insulin requirement is
> definitely here to stay, but now I'm intrigued - to say the least! - by
the
> number of basal rates I seem to require. Currently on three (daytime .6,
> evening .3, nightime .8), after a few days of predictable dawn rises of bg
> (from ca. 6 bedtime and nightime to ca. 9 waking) I'm adding a fourth
basal
> of .9 from 05.30 to 09.30 as from tomorrow .. and although I myself am
> quite sceptical, there could be a need for a fifth (!) in the late evening
> - early nightime, somewhere between .3 and .8. It's frightening to think
> that for the last twenty years or so I tackled my numerous varying basal
> requirements with just one jab of - yuk! - Monotard, sounds a bit like
> trying to repair a mechanical wristwatch with a one inch spanner ...
>
> I would like to hear from anyone who also has four or more basals.
>
> Best
>
> Franco
>
>
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