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Thu May 10 10:49:54 EDT 2012

Scheduled for a colonoscopy. I am on a pump and was told not to take short acting insulin before the procedure. Should I just remove the pump?
Asked By: melinda52  
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2012-05-11 11:09:17.0

This needs to be co-ordinated with your PCP or your endocrine team. Generally when a doctor says no short acting insulin, they still want basal insulin on board(which your pump delivers)--I would never remove the pump without explicit instructions from collaboration of your endocrine team with the gastroenterologist. Some doctors are unfamiliar with pump therapy. I have seen some patients go fifty percent of basal insulin the day of the prep, it differs patient to patient.
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