Basal rates and basal patterns

Device: MiniMed™ 770G Insulin Pump

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.