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Using your insulin pump: During your hospital stay  
Abstract:  This handout explains how a patient with diabetes might use their own insulin pump during a stay in the hospital, and lists guidelines to follow. It also describes the need to work closely with the health care team to make sure the insulin level is adjusted as needed, and reasons why the patient may need to receive insulin by injection or IV while they are in the hospital.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, September 1, 2014
UWMC Availability:  Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center; Patient Care Services
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Hospital Stay
Specific Subject(s):  Medical Equipment and Supplies; Insulin; Diabetes Mellitus Insulin Dependent
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3551

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