Is the basal amount that is set up on your pump (in my case, .5 per hour) distributed over an hour or at one time in that hour?
I hope this is not an ignorant question!
Thanks for help!

Views: 43

Comment by acidrock23 on November 29, 2011 at 3:34pm

That's a good question, I believe it's distributed sort of evenly but probably not perfectly? I look at it as being on the technology/ magic frontier, although I'm sure the person who designed it could explain it better than that?

Comment by Lorraine on November 29, 2011 at 3:41pm
I know that for the Omnipod the basal is distributed evenly over the hour in .05 pulses. So in the case of 0.50 per hour, there would be 10 pulses during the hour, one every 6 minutes. I think other pumps work similarly.
Comment by Richard P Cosgrove on December 4, 2011 at 7:23am

I put my pump up to my ear and can hear it beep every <60 seconds or so. I think it depends on the basal rate.

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Administrators
Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service