As I’ve endlessly banged on about on your soaraway Shoot Up’s social media channels; I’m getting a new pump this week. Medtronic’s 640G no less.
The thing itself arrived yesterday and I spent an enjoyable (I define “enjoyable” quite widely in this context) evening reading the manual and programming my many and varied basal rates, etc., etc.
Given that human nature dictates that we love poking around in other people business, I thought I would publish all my pump settings for all your prurient, base interests.
So here we go, in all their glory:
|Pattern A||Basal u/h||Ratio||Sensitivity|
I’m always stunned that I need 0.1 u/h from 16:00-17:00 (and still have regular hypos at this time of day) but slop in 2.0 u/h during the night. What a difference! How I managed on multiple daily injections I don’t know. Here there are again in graph form- just look at that drop!
As an aside, those that are interested might want to know that I keep all my pump settings backed up in a Google Docs spreadsheet – which also produces the lovely graph I screenshotted above.
From the comments, I’ve charted the basal rates of everyone who’s commented below in a handy graph (this time in proper Excel 2016 format!) that’s on the same scale for everyone. Draw whatever conclusion you would like from this data: