If the insulin pump stops, must replace basal insulin within 2 hours to prevent Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). (see Safer Practice Notice)
Insulin Pump Therapy (IPT) is one option for individuals living with diabetes to self-administer and manage their insulin. The use of insulin pump therapy in the community setting is growing; health care providers in hospital and emergency settings will see increasing numbers of individuals using insulin pump therapy.
Evidence-based provincial guidelines for IPT have been created, and include guidance for self-management of IPT in hospital when appropriate, guidelines for clinicians caring for patients with diabetes, provincial forms and directions for different clinical scenarios.
The DON SCN IPT Working Group created these guidelines to support:
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