Insulin pumps 101

Tina Kader, Canada

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
McGill University


Insulin pumps have evolved;

in 2022 we have new pumps offering a whole new world of control for our patients

this lecture willl go through basic pump function to latest technology with smart pumps


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • understand basic pump setup
  • understand what is basal
  • understand what is a bolus rate
  • understand correction factors
  • understand latest technology

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Questions Submitted

  • Hello Dr. Kader, for the total daily dose calculation, do rapid insulin units and basal insulin units have the same weight in the calculation? ie we just add rapid insulin units and basal units on a 1:1 rapport ? thanks!

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