Basal rates and basal patterns

Device: MiniMed™ 780G insulin pump

Basal rates and patterns

Basal insulin is the “background” insulin that you need throughout the day and night to maintain your target blood glucose (BG) values when you are not eating.

Your basal rate is the specific amount of basal insulin that your pump continuously delivers each hour. While some people use one basal rate all day, others require different rates at different times of the day.

Your basal rates are set in one or more basal patterns. Each basal pattern covers 24 hours.

Learn more about basal rates and patterns:

Temp Basal rates

The Temporary (Temp) Basal rate feature lets you immediately increase or decrease your basal insulin for the period of time (duration) that you set. It is often used for exercise and sick days. A Temp Basal can be set in either Percent (delivers a percent of the current basal rate) or by Rate (delivers the amount that you enter).

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