Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified

An Essential Guide for Everyone Pumping Insulin


By Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Foreword by Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES

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Increasing numbers of people with type 1 diabetes, all of whose lives depend on insulin, as well as type 2 diabetics, have already adopted the insulin pump, which replaces a regimen of insulin shots with a continuous delivery of insulin. Yet many who stand to benefit from “the pump” are put off by not fully understanding the device, and many already using it don’t have anyone with whom to compare notes about its use. Now Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who has used the pump for more than three years, cuts through common personal fears about the pump and offers insight into the day-to-day challenges — and rewards — of life with it. Drawing on interviews with more than seventy-five pump users, including Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, as well as diabetes experts and other health professionals, Kaplan-Mayer discusses how the pump affects your sex life, dealing with money issues, finding support, counting carbohydrates, and much more. Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified offers knowledgeable, informative, reassuring advice that all pump users — current and future — will find extremely valuable. Charts and tables add to this valuable insider’s guide.


On Sale
Mar 17, 2009
Page Count
272 pages

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

About the Author

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is an award-winning playwright, journalist and writer. She has had diabetes since she was ten years old and has been on the pump since 1999. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Gary Scheiner, M.S., C.D.E.M. is a certified diabetes educator and is also a pump user. He lives in Philadelphia, where he runs Integrated Diabetes Services, a diabetes management consultation service for children and adults.

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