In a clear and concise style, the extensively revised Putting Your Patients on the Pump offers physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians, and educators experience and practical guidance on how to help patients successfully manage their diabetes using an insulin pump. Ten chapters provide an in-depth description of insulin pump therapy advantages and disadvantages, pump and infusion set options and selection, pump candidate basics, getting the patient ready, pump start-up, pump therapy management, other considerations (e.g., dining out, alcohol, exercise and physical activity, intimacy, managing sick days, stress, travel, weight change, menses and mepause, pregnancy, pediatrics, and older patients), resources, tips from pump experts, and insulin pumps of the future. Filled with checklists and step-by-step instructions, Putting Your Patients on the Pump is the ideal resource for health care professionals with expertise in diabetes care who wish to successfully start and maintain diabetes patients on insulin pump therapy.
Karen M. Bolderman, RD, LDN, CDE, has worked as a dietician and diabetes educator for over 30 years, including 10 years as a diabetes research study coordinator. She has trained and managed hundreds of insulin pump patients and has experience with all brands of insulin pumps. Ms. Bolderman is recognized for her expertise in carbohydrate counting and is the co-author of Practical Carbohydrate Counting A How-to-teach guide for health professionals, 2nd edition (American Diabetes Association, 2008. She has served as president, Health Care & Education, Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Diabetes Association and was named the Academy of Nutritionists and Dietitians' Outstanding Dietitian of the Year for the Maryland Dietetic Association in 1996.