QUOTE(llt01 @ Mar 13 2012, 01:12 PM)
I am new to the world of insulin pupms. My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 last July. We are now eligible to go the pump route. Looking at the different units, I have a couple of terms I need to try to figue out the meanings before I go to the manufacturers. These terms would be:
Total Basals (example 12/day)
If anyone could give a clearer explanation of what these terms mean, I would be greatly appreciative.
The pump will deliver different amounts of basal insulin throughout the day...this is called a basal profile
and with the MiniMed pump you can change this delivery rate 48 times during a 24 hr time span, the
Animas is 12.
Total basals 12/day: The pump will deliver 12 different basal settings during a 24 time frame.
Example: 12am-3am= .5u...3am-6am= .8u...6am-12pm= .6u...up to 12/day
Basal profiles: This would be one profile (12am-3am= .5u...3am-6am= .8u...6am-12pm= .6u.)
Basal Interval: is the shortest time frame you can set 1 segment of a basal profile.
Example: Medtronic and Animas are both 30 min.
You can down load the manuals for both the Medtronic and Animas pumps on their web sights.