Emergency info for Pumpers:
The pump is a continuous delivery system with Humalog/Novolog insulin.
It needs to be connected at all times. The maximum time off the pump is 1 hour
once a day. It should never be disconnected without prior approval from a
parent or doctor.
A Bolus (using the pump to deliver extra insulin) is taken before eating
E.g. 1 unit for every 10 grams of carbohydrate (calculated to the nearest .5
of a unit). Please remind him/her to bolus before eating. (Each individual
has his/her calculations specified by one of the child’s health care team).
Corrections should only be made once every 4 hours and only if
BGs are --> 150. If --> 240 for more than 3 hours for no apparent reason
or if set comes out a new set should be put in right away.
The insulin pump may give an error. It must be tended to right away.
If the problem cannot be solved either call home or Pump’s 800 number
(on the back of the pump).
If basal rates need adjusting there may be a need to test every hour during
certain times of the day. A note will be sent in if/when this is necessary.