Sunday, 20 February 2011

Basal brainstorming

OK back to normality/reality, dodgy leg and all! I would love input from you guys who have little people on pumps. At the moment we have have tweaked to almost as good as it gets Aleksi's current set of basal rates. They work well with his current Monday to Friday school routine, same meal times each day, predictable activity levels most days, same bed time etc. Weekends and holidays however are a different matter. We get up later, eat at different times different foods, lazy some days, busy busy other days,later bed times. We have been wondering about setting up a basal particularly for weekends that we could then also apply to holiday times. I am very interested to know if anyone else uses different basals for non school days and whether it is worth the effort of changing the pump setting every Friday night and Monday morning! Thanks!


  1. I don't usually do that for weekends. But I do for holidays. Maybe start with a 20% basal increase for weekends, that aren't as active as weekdays, and see how it works out. I usually just up the boys boluses for meals a bit on the weekend to pick up the slack! Good luck!

  2. I don't use a seperate basal rate but I do a temp basal on days that are really different or off ... good luck!