- Paperback: 332 pages
- Publisher: Torrey Pines Pr; 4 edition (July 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1884804861
- ISBN-13: 978-1884804861
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #976,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need For Success On A Smart Insulin Pump Paperback – July 30, 2006
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This book is the BIBLE for Insulin Pump therapy. John Walsh, a pump user, and a Physician's Assistant and Certified Diabetes educator, offers invaluable advice and steps for finding your correct insulin basal rates and bolus/carb ratios. Very valuable steps are offered for fine-tuning your basals and boluses too.
For those considering the pump as a management strategy, PUMPING INSULIN helps you to determine whether the pump is right for you.
I highly recommend this book!
When my daughter got out of her honeymoon period, her A1C scores went from 6.6 to 8.7. "Pumping Insulin" gave me the information and tools I needed to bring her A1C back down to 7.4 in 3 months, despite further growth spurts.
One chapter has estimates relating total insulin requirements to approximate settings for Basal, Bolus, and Corrections -- while intended for "starting settings", this information works well for re-adjusting your pump's settings when everything is really off. The Basal rate checks are clearly described and tell you exactly how to adjust your pump settings. One chapter has suggestions on the lines of "if you are seeing this, try that".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book was suggested by my doctor. I did learn some things but feel it mostly applies to type 1 diabetics.Published 2 months ago by A. Carter
I bought this for a friend in India who had just obtained an insulin pump. It helped him very much and gave him the guidance he needed.Published 23 months ago by Janet Patterson
Hadn't bought an update for this book in a while and new information inclosed was worth the purchase.
Came quickly and in great shape
This book is a bit intense, but full of usefull info, not at all hard to understand but "very" informative. Read morePublished on May 3, 2012 by M. Parr
Dr. Walsh covers it all, perfect for new pumpers or advanced pumpers.
Have a question? The index is well developed and all of my questions have been answered with merely a... Read more
Great book with wonderful tools unless you are moving into the later years of Type 1 as pumper. There are so many changes taking place as you reach the 20+ year mark but no author... Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Anonymous
Just starting the pump, and reading material all over the place. This put a great deal of information
in one place, and the writing style is comfortable and an easy read. Read more
I have two sons that were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within three weeks of each other. No family history. They both have been using the pen and now are going to a pump! Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by J.King