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Foundations of Pump Therapy

This four-hour, small-group class teaches you the techniques to manage and troubleshoot your diabetes with an insulin pump. To attend this class you must first complete Pump Assessment. You must also be using advanced carbohydrate counting skills to determine your insulin dose. And, because this class is taught using your own pump, you must have already ordered and received your insulin pump by the time the class starts. Foundations of Pump Therapy covers practical information, such as where to wear the pump, temporary pump removal guidelines, pump mechanics and programming your particular pump. You will learn how to troubleshoot hypo and hyperglycemia, how to care for infusion sites, and how to prevent, diagnose and fix pump problems. The class also includes physical activity guidelines, sick-day management and a review of advanced carbohydrate counting. Classes are available on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 1 to 5 p.m.

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