Temporary Basal

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Temporarily adjusting the basal rate prevents hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

The use of a temporary basal rate is NOT automatic. You have to choose how much more or how much less basal insulin you want and for how long.

A Temporary Basal Rate is when the basal delivery rate is temporarily increased or decreased for a specific period of time. This feature is NOT automatic. You have to choose how much less basal insulin you want (usually as a percentage of your normal basal rate) and for how long.

When is this an advantage?

Examples of the advantage of a temporary basal rate would be for exercise and illness, as your insulin needs may change. Learning how to adjust the basal rate can help prevent hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

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