insulin pumps

Stopped Pump

Time that the pump
has been stopped
    MEASURES
< 1 hour
  • No extra insulin needed.
1 – 2 hours
  • Take an extra dose when you connect the pump corresponding to the basal rate you have missed.
2 – 4 hours
  • Take an extra dose before you disconnect the pump corresponding to the basal rate that you should have had during the missing 2 – 4 hours.
  • Check your blood glucose when you connect the pump and take an extra bolus dose if needed.
> 4 hours
  • Dose before disconnecting as above.
  • Using a pen injector or syringes, take extra short-acting insulin every 3 – 4 hours corresponding to the missed basal rate.
  • Take the premeal bolus dose with the pen or syringe.
Educational Treatment Unit
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