Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps
Diabetologist Pratik Choudhary and Nurse Consultant Lori Berard discuss considerations around the use of diabetes self-management technologies within the hospital setting. In this video, Pratik and Lori tackle inpatient use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion devices, also referred to as insulin pumps (8:42).
Learning points include:
- The basics on how insulin pump delivery systems work and the different modes in which they can operate.
- Considerations for patients who are admitted while using an insulin pump, but lack the necessary equipment to maintain their therapy.
- Common insulin pump-related reasons for admission to hospital (eg, cannula blockage) and typical presentations for these patients (eg, high ketones).
- The basics on how hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery systems work and considerations for patients that are admitted using these devices.
More videos in this series:
- Hospitalized patients that use continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin dosing apps.
- Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps.
- Emergency admissions for patients using diabetes devices.
- Hospital admissions for surgery or radiology in patients using diabetes devices.
- Diabetes device use in women admitted to the maternity ward.
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American Diabetes Association. 15. Diabetes Care in the Hospital: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2019. Diabetes Care 2019; 42(Suppl 1): S173–S181.