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> Basal Rate w/ the Ping, Basal Rate w/ the Ping
needpumpinfo
post Jun 25 2011, 05:46 PM
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How does basal rate work in a pump? Let's say I'll be set at 1.0 every hour, do I get 1 full unit at the top of each hour or do I get .5 unit every half hour? How exactly does that work with the Ping? Just curious. Thanks.


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post Jun 25 2011, 06:26 PM
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basal delivery will vary depending on how much insulin needs to be delivered within the hour. The minimal amount per hr the Ping can deliver is 0.025U. So if that's all you needed for one hour, (highly unlikely) there would only be one dose. It can go up to as often as a small dose every three minutes for a large per hour dose. My basal rates vary from 0.5 up to 0.85 per hour, and basal doses usually occur every 5 to 10 min. If it's quiet and you are listening closely you can hear the little "tick" from the pump. I'm sure Animas customer service has the actual rate vs. dose schedule.
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post Jun 25 2011, 06:27 PM
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QUOTE(needpumpinfo @ Jun 25 2011, 12:46 PM) *
How does basal rate work in a pump? Let's say I'll be set at 1.0 every hour, do I get 1 full unit at the top of each hour or do I get .5 unit every half hour? How exactly does that work with the Ping? Just curious. Thanks.


If you look in the operation manual it will explain “exactly” how the pump delivers basal...it’s based on the hourly rate.

Example: .75u/hr basal rate (.025u / every 2 min =.75u per hour).




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post Jun 28 2011, 03:06 AM
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I think animas delivers insulin every 3 minutes and at the end of an hour you will have the basal you have set. If it's 1.0 unit per hour it would deliver every 3 minutes and at the end of the hour you would have 1.0 unit. 1.0 unit divided by 20 and that is how much insulin you would get every 3 minutes. I had a animas pump now have a minimed. I could hear the animas tick every 3 minutes if it was very quiet. I cannot hear the minimed.
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post Jul 1 2011, 12:25 AM
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Well a delivery of every 3 minutes would be true if your basal dose is at least 0.5 u per hour. Anything less and the delivery would have to be spaced out more since 0.5 divided by 20 = 0.025, the minimum dose the Animas can deliver.
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post Jul 1 2011, 01:46 AM
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.025 units per hour is the lowest dose the animas pump can deliver not the lowest dose every three minutes.
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post Jul 1 2011, 11:38 AM
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The Animas pump delivers basal the same way as the MM pump with a minimum time devision of three minutes.

.025 is the smallest dose the pump can deliver so if .025u/h is the u/h setting the
pump would deliver one dose every hour.


The MM723 delivers basal at three different rates depending on how much is delivered per hour.

0.025 u (for 0.025– 0.975 u/h)

0.05 u (for 1.00–9.95 u/h)

0.1 u (for rates of 10.0- 35.0 u/h)

.025 is the smallest dose the 723 pump can deliver so if .025u/h is the u/h setting the
pump would deliver one dose every hour.

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post Jul 27 2011, 03:03 AM
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It gives a dose every 3 minutes.


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