B R A N T P . F O S T E R
Basics of Insulin Pump Theory
Show of hands!
Who has a pump wearer in the family?
Who knows what is looks like?
Who knows how to use it?
Who is scared of it?
Most complex way to manage Diabetes
Most flexible way to manage Diabetes
Most expensive way to manage Diabetes
Most chances for error/failure.
Once mastered, can be done beautifully!
A pump is automated
A pump measures your blood sugar
You can eat what you want , when you want… just
bolus for it.
How a pump works…
Follow me to the whiteboard for a comprehensive
Shorter duration of insulin (2 vs 4 hrs)
Dos and Do Nots!
DO change your site every 3 days Maximum.
DO write down all pump settings and keep handy
DO learn how to trouble shoot and access the history
DO attend all available training offered
DON’T let the child self manage unsupervised, make
them show you what they are doing
DON’T be afraid to call for help.
(Don’t take longer than a 15min Break, Dr. Schreiner is