Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified: An Essential Guide for Everyone Pumping Insulin

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Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, have already adopted the insulin pump, which replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Yet many who stand to benefit from "the pump" are put off by not fully understanding the device, and many already using it don't have anyone with whom to compare notes about its use. Now Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who has used the pump for more than three years, cuts through common ...

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Overview

Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, have already adopted the insulin pump, which replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Yet many who stand to benefit from "the pump" are put off by not fully understanding the device, and many already using it don't have anyone with whom to compare notes about its use. Now Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who has used the pump for more than three years, cuts through common personal fears about the pump and offers insight into the day-to-day challenges—and rewards—of life with it. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy-five pump users, including Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, as well as diabetes experts and other health professionals, Kaplan-Mayer discusses how the pump affects your sex life, dealing with money issues, finding support, counting carbohydrates, and much more. Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified offers knowledgeable, informative, reassuring advice that all pump users—current and future—will find extremely valuable. Charts and tables add to this valuable insider's guide.

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An insulin pump is one of the newer technologies for insulin delivery to diabetics, giving them greater control over blood sugars. Attached to the body, it allows the wearer to administer medication frequently without traditional syringes. Kaplan-Mayer, a diabetic who has used the pump since 1999, has written an essential guide for those considering use of the device. She emphasizes the necessary motivation for success as well as the pros and cons of the pump and encourages potential users to do extensive research, listing suggested web sites and organizations. She also covers body image, do's and don'ts, special occasions, troubleshooting, emotional implications, cost, and sleep considerations. A comparison chart of the various devices on the market is included. The author's discussion of what to expect during initial setup is very helpful, and she clearly explains changes in lifestyle after transition to the pump. An outstanding contribution to diabetes collections.-Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569245088
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Series: Marlowe Diabetes Library
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 266,444
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Introduction: We're in This Challenge Together! 1
Part 1 To Pump or Not to Pump? 7
1 What Is an Insulin Pump and Why Would I Want One? 9
2 Seeking Knowledge 14
3 Finding Support 24
4 Making the Commitment 31
Part 2 What's It Really Like to Live with the Pump? 37
5 Body Image, Fashion, and Visibility 39
6 Sleeping with the Pump 50
7 And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen ... the Question You've All Been Waiting For: Sex and the Pump! 54
8 Money Makes the World Go Round ... 60
9 Inconvenience, or How Much More Do I Need to Schlepp? 66
10 The Mechanics of the Pump, or "But I Can't Even Program My VCR!" 71
11 Exercise with the Pump 76
12 Swimming, Water Sports, and Days at the Beach 84
Part 3 Preparing to Pump--What You Need to do Before Your "Big Day" 89
13 Which Pump to Choose? 91
14 Carbohydrate Counting, or What Evil Lies Within That Slice of Pizza? 102
15 Your First Days on the Pump 112
Part 4 Happily Pumping Ever After ... 119
16 The First Few Weeks 121
17 Weight Management and the Pump: Watching Those Pounds 126
18 Troubleshooting the Bumps in the Road 131
19 Your Emotional Health 137
20 Staying Motivated 143
21 Pump Therapy and Travel 148
Part 5 Pumping for Everyone! Kids, Teens, Seniors, and Moms-to-Be 153
22 Pumping Kids 155
23 Pumping Teens 161
24 Pumping Seniors 166
25 Pumping During Pregnancy 170
Epilogue: What Lies Ahead in Insulin Pump Technology 176
Glossary of Diabetes and Insulin Pump Terms 179
Counting Carbohydrates 181
References 183
Acknowledgments 185
Index
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