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Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How long can I take my insulin pump off for?

A:

There are certain situations where you might want to have your pump disconnected, such as swimming or even taking a shower. If you have been given the go-ahead from your diabetes care team to disconnect your pump during these activities, the general limit would be up to an hour before the pump needs to be reconnected.

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Temporarily Disconnecting your Insulin Pump

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is the adjusting feature on my insulin pump helpful?

A:

If your insulin pump as a feature that allows you to enter info about your blood sugar level and how much carbohydrates are in the food you are about to eat, it makes it easier for you in calculating how much insulin you need. This can prevent errors in calculating you might make which could lead to too high or too low of an insulin dose. You are ask your diabetes care team if you have questions about the settings on your specific insulin pump.

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Adjusting Insulin Pumps for Meals

Dr. Bertrand Perey

Dr. Bertrand Perey

MD, FSRC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
New Westminster, BC
Q:

What is Dupuytren's Disease?

A:

Dupuytren’s Disease is a condition that affects the palmar fascia. This is a structure that lies between the skin and the tendons on the palmar side of the hand. The palmar fascia is like a mesh that stabilizes the skin from gliding excessively over the underlying tendons. Dupuytren’s Disease occurs when the palmar fascia spontaneously contracts, causing the fingers to bend. For some patients, this may only cause a lump on the palmar side of the hand.

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Understanding Dupuytren's disease

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