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02-11-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps

Speakers: Pratik Choudhary, Lori Berard

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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. 

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