Daily Steps for Insulin Pump Therapy

Test blood glucose level? Check. Infusion set primed? Check.

You already know how important a daily routine is with diabetes. Insulin pump therapy helps make that routine a lot easier, but you should check off the important stuff every day.

To help you get into the pumping groove, we've developed a "Daily 4", a simple system that will help you develop good pumping habits. Read the quick list here, then download this handy printable daily checklist you can consult every day. Here's a summary of the checklist.

Insulin Pump Daily 4

  1. Check your sugars. Check your blood glucose levels according to your healthcare professional's instructions. Suggested times include before and 2 hours after meals, before bedtime, and when you have symptoms of, or suspect, hypoglycemia.

  2. Check your infusion site. Inspect the skin where you usually place your cannula or needle.

  3. Check your infusion set. Make sure your set has been primed, and that there aren’t any kinks, occlusions, or bubbles in your tubing.

  4. Check your pump. Check that the correct basal program is running, and review the bolus history.

Download Insulin Pump Daily 4 ChecklistInsulin Pump Daily 4 Checklist

Downloadable workbooks and flowsheets

My Animas pump workbook

Basic to advanced information which will assist with pump skills, including the basics of pump therapy, carb counting, record keeping, beginning pump therapy, infusion sets and sites, high/low blood glucose, sick days, exercise, fine tuning doses, and advanced pump features such as temporary basal rates and combination bolus.

My Animas pump flowsheets

Use these flowsheets to record daily BG, carbs, boluses, basal rates, and more.

Download the Insulin Pump Flowsheet: 4 Days

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The information made available on the Animas Web site is not intended to be used or viewed as a substitute for consultation with a healthcare professional. The information provided on this site cannot be the basis for diagnosis or therapy. You are advised to obtain professional advice and should always discuss your treatment plan with your healthcare team.