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Re: [IP] Pump and Surgery

It does not necessarily need to be turned off during surgery!!! I have had
several patients go through surgery and leave the pump in place for basal
needs.  Some  people need lower basal rates ,and some will need higher basal
rates.  The difference is based on the type of surgery being performed.  With
knee surgery, you might need a a minor decrease (0.1), but your endo should
advise the surgeon  and the person doing anesthesia.
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