How To Adjust and Set Your Insulin Pump

Cecilia Hamming, RN, BA., Medtronic CPT, discusses adjusting and setting your insulin pump.

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Cecilia Hamming, RN, BA., Medtronic CPT, discusses adjusting and setting your insulin pump.
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Featuring Cecilia Hamming, RN, BA, Medtronic CPT
Video Title. How To Adjust and Set Your Insulin Pump
Duration: 1 minute, 7 seconds

The insulin pump does not make adjustments for you.

The initial settings are set by your diabetes clinical care team or your insulin pump trainer in collaboration with your clinical care team, based on your total daily insulin dose when you're on injections.

From that point forward it's all based on our glucose levels and trends, so it is very important to do many blood glucose testing throughout the day, to be able to pull out the trends and thus be able to adjust the insulin rate set on the pump to your specific metabolic needs at specific times of the day.

Once you've made all the key settings in conjuction with your clinical care team, it is prudent to go back and reveisit this setting on an on-need basis, or at least a yearly basis to make sure that they are meeting your metabolic needs.

The best people to help you in this task is your diabetes clinical care team.

Presenter: Ms. Cecilia Hamming, Nurse, Vancouver, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.