Insulin Pump Therapy

Pumps In School

When you or your child goes on a pump, it’s important to notify teachers and the school nurse.
Pump companies can even supply educational materials for them to read about using the pump. It’s important that they understand how important the pump is to you and your child, and what to do if there are any problems. Especially important to know is when it would be appropriate to take the pump off, and when it would not be appropriate. You’ll also need to update your child’s diabetes management plan to include information about the pump.

You will also need to leave some pump supplies at school. These include:

An extra supply of insulin
An extra infusion set
Numbing cream, if you use it
Alcohol wipes
An insulin syringe or pen injector (in case something happens to the infusion set)
Extra batteries
Phone number of your diabetes team