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Re: basal rates was Re: [IPk] Re: Lantus

> >What Lantus cannot do that the pump can is provide different bakground 
> >(i.e.
> >basal) levels at different times of the day. It is extremely rare to find a
> >pumper who has only one basal rate throughout the day - apparently the
> >average is four.
> >
> in _The Insulin Pump Therapy book_ *(minimed) they state: "The
> majoirty of pump users (>95 percent) achieve good glycemic control
> with three or fewer basal rates per day (unpublished data, 1994) [p.
> 53]. I know a few people here (men, I recall) have mentioned they
> have very few basal rates, but I wonder how true this really is
> across the board.

Look at the statistics....
IP membership is 60% women, 40% men. The stats on how many basal 
rates are at:


The average is about 3 1/2

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