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Advanced Pump Features

If you have not done so already, we recommend that you read the following WaltzingTheDragon.ca pages on insulin pumps as background for the information that follows:
A Basal-Bolus Approach
Getting More from Your Insulin Pump: 7 Basic Pump Features


Getting the Most from Your Insulin Pump: 5 Advanced Features

So you've helped your insulin pump to help you: you've experimented with, and even mastered, a number of basic pump features. Still looking for more ways to minimize the hassle and maximize the impact? Check out these often under-used, but still very useful features of most insulin pumps available in Canada today:


Advanced Pump Feature #1: Temporary Basal Rates
Advanced Pump Feature #2: Alternate Basal Programs
Advanced Pump Feature #3: Split Bolus
(a.k.a. Combo Bolus, Dual-Wave Bolus, Extended Bolus)
and the associated articles: Tweaking a Split Bolus and Splitting a Split Bolus
Advanced Pump Feature #4: Suspend / Resume
Advanced Pump Feature #5:
Delivery Speed

For more information on any of the above topics, click on the title.


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The above information was reviewed for content accuracy by clinical staff of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Diabetes Clinic.

This material has been developed from sources that we believe are accurate, however, as the field of medicine (in particular as it applies to diabetes) is rapidly evolving, the information should not be relied upon, as it is designed for informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please consult your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

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