Hi Peter, since many people here are more familiar with the system that they use for measuring blood sugar in the USA, I wrote Milly’s setting in the mg/dl system below (in the rest of the world, they use mmol/L). To interpret the responses, you can use this website for converting
So Milly’s settings are:
Insulin sensitivity ratio (correction factor)- 1 to 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/L)
(means that 1 unit of insulin brings her blood sugar down 90 mg/dl)
Target blood sugar is 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/L)
Carb ratio and basals are the same.
My settings are:
Insulin sensitivity 1 to 70-80mg/dl (3.8-4.4 mmol/L) depending on the time of day
Target blood sugar is 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L)
Carb ratio is 1u for every 13g of carb
12 to 2am 0.7
2am to 7am 0.4
7am to 7pm 0.5
7pm to 12 0.7
Everyone is so unique with their settings, I would not adjust Milly’s settings based on what other people’s settings are. Rather you can write down her blood sugars and look for patterns of WHEN she is high. If it’s after lunch, then she either needs for insulin for the carbs at lunch or a higher basal rate.
It’s usually good to test the basal rate first. There is a REALLY good book that helps get the insulin pump settings right. It’s called “Pumping Insulin”. I would recommend it highly!