Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User's Guide to Effective Diabetes Management

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A diabetes diagnosis no longer means giving up an active life. New technology, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, can help people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes stay active and flexible and maintain healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring explains how this new technology can dramatically improve care, as well as how to prepare for the physical and psychological challenges that come with these new regimens. It provides a comprehensive medical ...

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Overview

A diabetes diagnosis no longer means giving up an active life. New technology, such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, can help people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes stay active and flexible and maintain healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring explains how this new technology can dramatically improve care, as well as how to prepare for the physical and psychological challenges that come with these new regimens. It provides a comprehensive medical approach to diabetes management and pump therapy with an appreciation for the real-life challenges and frustrations faced every day by people with diabetes. By offering greater flexibility and control, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors are revolutionizing glucose management for people on insulin therapy. Dr. Kaufman's book shows how people with diabetes can use this technology to improve not only their diabetes care, but their lives as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580404617
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association
  • Publication date: 6/26/2012
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 458,559
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Francine R. Kaufman, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Communications at the University of Southern California Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. She is also Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Global Medical, Clinical and Health Affairs for Medtronic Diabetes. In 2003, she was the president of the American Diabetes Association.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

Section 1 The Basics 1

Chapter 1 What You Need to Know about Diabetes 3

Chapter 2 An Overview of Insulin Pumps 19

Section 2 The Nitty-Gritty 31

Chapter 3 How Does My Pump Work? 33

Chapter 4 All about Basal Rates 47

Chapter 5 All about Boluses 59

Chapter 6 Understanding the Meal Plan 73

Chapter 7 Understanding the Impact of Physical Activity 85

Chapter 8 The Facts about Infusion Sets 97

Chapter 9 Special Circumstances: Sick Days, In-Hospital Use, Discontinuing Pump Therapy 111

Chapter 10 Travel with the Pump 127

Chapter 11 The Pump at School: From the Beginning through College 137

Section 3 Adjusting to Insulin Pump Therapy 151

Chapter 12 Capabilities by Age 153

Chapter 13 Attitudes about the Pump 159

Section 4 Continuous Glucose Monitoring 164

Chapter 14 The Facts about Continuous Glucose Monitoring 167

Chapter 15 How to Use Continuous Glucose Monitors and Pumps 175

Section 5 A Look Into the Future 184

Chapter 16 A Look into the Future 187

Index 191

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Too Much Math

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