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American Diabetes Association
Putting Your Patients on the Pump / Edition 2

Putting Your Patients on the Pump / Edition 2

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In a clear and concise style, the extensively revised Putting Your Patients on the Pump offers physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians, and educators experience and practical guidance on how to help patients successfully manage their diabetes using an insulin pump. Ten chapters provide an in-depth description of insulin pump therapy advantages and disadvantages, pump and infusion set options and selection, pump candidate basics, getting the patient ready, pump start-up, pump therapy management, other considerations (e.g., dining out, alcohol, exercise and physical activity, intimacy, managing sick days, stress, travel, weight change, menses and menopause, pregnancy, pediatrics, and older patients), resources, tips from pump experts, and insulin pumps of the future.

Filled with checklists and step-by-step instructions, Putting Your Patients on the Pump is the ideal resource for health care professionals with expertise in diabetes care who wish to successfully start and maintain diabetes patients on insulin pump therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580404976
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karen M. Bolderman, RD, LDN, CDE, has worked as a dietician and diabetes educator for over 30 years, including 10 years as a diabetes research study coordinator. She has trained and managed hundreds of insulin pump patients and has experience with all brands of insulin pumps. Ms. Bolderman is recognized for her expertise in carbohydrate counting and is the co-author of Practical Carbohydrate Counting A How-to-teach guide for health professionals, 2nd edition (American Diabetes Association, 2008. She has served as president, Health Care & Education, Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Diabetes Association and was named the Academy of Nutritionists and Dietitians' Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for the Maryland Dietetic Association in 1996.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Insulin Pump Therapy Benefits and Challenges1
Myths of Insulin Pump Therapy2
The Downside4
Chapter 2Candidate Selection7
Profile of a Good Prospect: Ready, Willing, and Able7
Steps for Helping the Patient Decide10
Chapter 3Pump Selection13
Pump Criteria Checklist13
Customer Service and Other Practical Considerations16
Chapter 4Prepping Pump Patients19
Carbohydrate Counting21
Identifying and Managing Hyperglycemia26
Managing Hypoglycemia28
Infusion Sets29
Optional Saline Trial31
Lifestyle Issues32
Chapter 5Pump Start-Up39
Pump Start Basics39
Pump Start Guidelines for the Patient40
Pump Start Guidelines for the Clinician41
Determining Starting Basal Rate43
Follow-Up Instructions45
Chapter 6Pump Management47
Adjusting Basal Rate48
Adjusting Insulin-to-Carbohydrate Ratio50
Adjusting Insulin Sensitivity Factor51
Sample Forms57
Pump Tips for Patients69
Case Studies/Success Stories77

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