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Night Insulin

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Lois_x_x_greener, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Lois_x_x_greener

    Lois_x_x_greener Type 1 · Active Member

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    Do you need to still give Night insulin when you are on a pump?

    Lois xx
  2. Deleted Account

    Deleted Account · Guest

    By “night insulin”, I assume you mean “basal”.
    With a pump, the basal dose is constantly given as a slow drip of fast acting insulin.
    There is no slow acting insulin on a pump at any time of the day.

    The advantage of this approach is the ability to adjust the basal dose throughout the day to manage things like dawn phenomenon, exercise, etc.
  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    No. You use the one pump insulin all the time as bachground basal. Change dose to account for food.
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