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Changing or setting up a new basal rate

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by justjay, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. justjay

    justjay · Well-Known Member

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    It might be the warmth we've been having it maybe I just require slightly less insulin for some reason at the moment, so I've been running temps for a while now but it's a bit of a pain to keep doing. So what's the best way to work out your hourly amount to create a reduction, if that makes any sense?
  2. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hia - if say 10% works for you for x amount of time then just have a look at the adjusted amount of insulin (on my medtronic I press the escape button and it tells me what my temp rate is as well as what my nromal rate would be). It's then trial and error if this is needed for 3 hours or 10 hours - depending on if your hypos are just at particular times or more genrally your going low through the day. I tend to change my basal rates if I've needed a temp basal for 3 days or more on the run. Hope this helps.
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