Preparing for Sick Days If You Are a Pumper

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By: Barbara Bradley

What’s in your sick-day supply kit? Are you prepared for thecommon cold or a stomach bug? Do you have the suppliesyou need to get through the inconvenience of being ill?Have you made sure your insulin and pump supplies areplentiful and not outdated?

Consult With Your Healthcare Team

Be sure to ask your healthcare team for their preferredguidelines for those times when you are under the weather.Use only prescribed or recommended over-the-countermedications.

When you ask your team for assistance in managing anillness, they will need you to supply specific information.The following chart can be useful in keeping track of anyhealth problems:

See the “Contact Information and Health Record Chart

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