My old Endo always wanted me on a strict regiment of 4 basal rates.

6PM - 12AM

Since having left her care I added in an additional basal rate from 3AM to 6AM. That gives me a grand total of 5 basal rates right now. Things are good for a lot of my basals, but I know I need a change from 10am-3pm as I go low then often. Oddly though, the timing is smack dab in the middle of two of my basal rate times.

So, my question is how many basal rates do you have in a 24 hour period and what are their time ranges? Also, how these rate quantities and timing are working out for you. Feel free to post what the rates are as well, but as Im sure you all know that changes from person to person like taste in foods. Also, any thoughts on managements relation to the basal timing is appreciated (e.g., sleep for only 4 hours on average, so shorter basal timings at night).

Any comments are greatly appreciated.

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Great idea - it would perhaps confirm this effect in a larger sample. I don't recall ever having read about this phenomenom before but it appears to be for real. Thanks. Mike.
Small update. I just wanted to thank all you pumpers for replying to this thread (discussion). I managed to adjust my early morning basals and think I nailed it pretty well. Seeing all the variables in basals, the minimal adjustment times, and those with minimal rates all together was very helpful in calculating my basal.




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