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Basal rates help?

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by ohitsnicola, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. ohitsnicola

    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi i am on the accuchek combo pump and was just about to do some changes to my basals but it has just occurred to me that i can only change it in 0.5?? Yet i wanted to change it from say 2.50U/h to 2.48U/h is it possible to do that???
     
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    No, I dont think so. Best thing I think is to alter the bolus as a work around or have one basal rate higher andvthen the next one lower
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh i thought you could as i know someone on like 0.48 i think anyway... Ohwell i shall see how i go! I just changed them all by 0.5 anyway as new pill is causing me havoc! X
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    lowest basel rate per hour is 0.05 which can be increased by 0.01 at a time, up to 0.99 units per hour. But for some reason after 1 unit only goes up by .05 increments.

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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was just about to put that lol donnellysdogs told me ahaha! I wonder why though??
     
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    I think its because of insulin resistance
     
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    ohitsnicola Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, makes sense the higher the amount of insulin the more likely you are to be insulin resistant yes??
     
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    Or, producing less to zero of your own natural insulin

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    AlexandraMarnie89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was told (by accu check) that it's because once you're over 1 unit per hour changing by any less of an increment than 0.05 would make absolutely no difference to your levels as it's such a small amount
     
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