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3. Know how to return to injection therapy

Knowing how to return to injection therapy is useful if you decide to take a "pump vacation", or need to interrupt your pumping routine for some other reason (you've totally run out of supplies, have been abducted by aliens, etc). These procedures should have been written down for you by your health care team when you started pump therapy, and they should be reviewed from time to time, just in case.

(Estimate hourly basal rate times 4 hours if using Regular and times 3 hours if using Humalog. This will compute the amount of insulin needed per injection to replace your basal rate for this time period. Remember that these are estimates - actual rate of onset and duration of insulin activity will vary with each individual. The timing of injections and the amount of insulin required will need to be adjusted based on experience and the advice of your health care team).


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