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Insulin Pump Therapy

Basal Rates

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Most people on pump therapy will have 3 to 5 different basal rates over a 24 hour day, to match their body’s rhythm for making glucose.

Example of a pump user’s 24 hour basal rates:

Time
Basal Rate
12:00AM – 3:30AM 0.35 units/hr
​3:30AM – 8:00AM 0.40 units/hr
8:00AM – 8:00PM 0.50 units/hr
​8:00PM – 12:00AM 0.45units/hr ​ ​​​