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Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A User's Guide to Effective Diabetes Management Paperback – June 26, 2012
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Dr. Kaufman is perhaps best known for her critically-acclaimed nonfiction book Diabesity: The Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic That Threatens America - And What We Must Do to Stop It. (Bantam, 2005.) She has written more than 220 peer-reviewed articles.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Kaufman has been one of America's foremost researchers into childhood diabetes. She is a director, volunteer faculty member and former head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In May 2009, Dr. Kaufman became chief medical officer and vice president of Global Diabetes for Medtronic, Inc. Dr. Kaufman is also distinguished emerita professor of Pediatrics and Communications at the Keck School of Medicine and the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Southern California. Dr. Kaufman continues to see patients as an attending physician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
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In particular, she walks you through how to set your basal rates (the slow drip of insulin your body needs to cover its natural needs), your insulin-to-carb ratio (how much insulin you need to match the food that you eat), and your correction factors (how much insulin you need to correct a high blood sugar).
The book also talks about continuous glucose meters (CGM). The key here is that CGMs are perfect for spotting trends. They help you understand what direction your blood sugars are going and how quickly. They're much less good for understanding exactly what your blood sugars are at a given moment.
The book ends with a review of the artificial pancreas project, which uses insulin pumps and continuous glucose meters to automatically manage blood sugars. In the last decade, the project has gone from "wow, this will never work" to "holy #@$, they are making progress!" Reading this section will put a smile on your face.
Considering that setting up an insulin pump has an enormous impact on your health and well-being, this book is an extraordinarily good investment. If you're hesitating due to spending a few bucks, don't. I also recommend the new 5th edition of Pumping Insulin by John Walsh which is available on his website but hasn't made it to Amazon yet.
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This book is very informative for new insulin pump and CGM users. and the content is pretty up to date.Published on December 24, 2013 by Tracy
this is a good book to have on hand as a reference. I'm a CDE and don't work with pumps but needed something to refer to and have enjoyed it.Published on June 16, 2013 by K. Sky
This tells you all you need to know with an insulin pump and CGM. This book is a must have reference that is worth its weight in gold. Easy to read and understand.Published on April 7, 2013 by brad in naples