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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 228-229

Predicting basal insulin rates on insulin pumps in Indian patients with type 1 diabetes: The rule of 5

Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Krishnan Swaminathan
Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_30_21

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Aims: To guide diabetes practitioners on setting up of basal rates in patients initiated on continuous subcutaneous insulin pump therapy (CSII) in India. Methods: Fifty patients on CSII for more than six months duration and stable glycemic control were analysed for mean basal rates. Results: Five basal rates per day with a thumb rule of 55% basal and 45 % bolus seems a good starting point for patients initiated on CSII therapy in the sub-continent. Conclusions: Our pilot study should guide medical professionals in setting up basal rates during CSII initiation to optimise glycemic control efficiently.

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