Stephanie of My Life as a Pancreas recently mentioned that she was reading Pumping Insulin: Everything You Need for Success on a Smart Insulin Pump in preparation of their pump start date. I have not read that particular book; I hear it’s a bit heavy. Perhaps more advanced than parents of children with diabetes really need and more for the CDE crowd.
Maybe it would help put me back to sleep at 2:00 am.
A book that was suggested to us is Understanding Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors. It is not very widely available and can be purchased from the Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver.
When I read the book while we were waiting for our pump to get insurance approval, I was able to download it in PDF format. The downside is that the files are individual chapters, but that’s okay because I read it from my phone on a camping trip while my then two-year-old took naps. You can download the electronic resource in PDF format from Colorado State Publications Library Digital Repository. You can read it on your computer or from a device, but it is protected from printing out.
For me this book was the perfect amount of information–not too little, not too much–to get me prepared to start the insulin pump and demystify basal rates, the risk associated with DKA with regard to the pump, etc.