Animas Insulin Pump Patient Quiz

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Insulin Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is for Australian patients about to start on an Animas insulin pump, or those already on an Animas insulin pump wanting to test or confirm their knowledge. It will indicate which areas you need to revise to gain the best usage from your pump. This quiz is not a substitute for proper training by your Diabetes Educator, other Health Care Professional, or Animas Pump Trainer. Always follow the advise of your health care team in treating your diabetes, and never use an insulin pump to deliver insulin until you have been properly trained in its use. Information is referenced from Animas Corporation. (2008). My Insulin Pump Workbook (420-169-00 Rev. B). Pennsylvania. unless otherwise specified.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Insulin pumps are used to deliver which type of insulin?
    • A. 

      Long acting

    • B. 

      Short acting

    • C. 

      Rapid acting

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The small amount of insulin delivered automatically by the pump every few* minutes is called?
    • A. 

      Basal

    • B. 

      Bolus

    • C. 

      Rate

    • D. 

      Long acting

    • E. 

      Rapid acting

  • 3. 
    The insulin delivery used to cover for food, or to correct a high blood glucose is called what?
    • A. 

      Basal

    • B. 

      Bolus

    • C. 

      Correction

    • D. 

      EzCarb

  • 4. 
    Insulin pump users should check their blood glucose a minimum of how many times per day?
    • A. 

      1-2

    • B. 

      4-6

    • C. 

      8-10

    • D. 

      When you feel dont feel well

    • E. 

      Every hour

  • 5. 
    I need Basal insulin throughout the day even if I choose not to eat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Being on a pump will mean that I won't have any more BG highs or lows 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What does DKA stand for?
    • A. 

      Diabetic Kids, Australia

    • B. 

      Diabetic Keto-Acidosis

    • C. 

      Diabetes Knowledge Association

    • D. 

      Diabetes Ketone Analysis

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Every 2-3 days

    • C. 

      Every 4-6 days

    • D. 

      Once a week

  • 9. 
    When picking a site for a new infusion set and cannula, you should
    • A. 

      Insert the cannula in the same spot as the last infusion set, or as close as possible to it

    • B. 

      Pick a spot at random anywhere on your body to insert the cannula

    • C. 

      Follow a pattern of insertion sites moving around your body over time

    • D. 

      Pick a site as far away from the last site as possible

  • 10. 
    When preparing a new infusion site, you should
    • A. 

      Thoroughly wash & dry your hands, clean the site, and dust it with talcum powder to dry it

    • B. 

      Clean the site, and let it dry naturally

    • C. 

      Thoroughly wash & dry your hands, and lightly moisturise the site

    • D. 

      Thoroughly wash & dry your hands, clean the site and let it dry naturally

  • 11. 
    When preparing your new infusion set, you should
    • A. 

      Change your set about half an hour before dinner and test blood glucose 1 hour after

    • B. 

      Change your set early in the day and check blood glucose after 2 hours

    • C. 

      Change your set just after your night time shower/bath

    • D. 

      Change your set just before bedtime

  • 12. 
    The night before the pump start, you should
    • A. 

      Not inject any insulin, and not eat dinner

    • B. 

      Follow your health care professional's advice on how much insulin to inject and at what time.

    • C. 

      Inject your usual amount of long acting insulin, but eat a smaller dinner than usual

    • D. 

      Do nothing out of the ordinary

  • 13. 
    When on a pump I will
    • A. 

      Be able to throw out all my injection supplies, and it won't matter if I forget how to do multiple daily injections

    • B. 

      Still need to keep my injection supplies, and remember how to do multiple daily injections, as a backup

    • C. 

      Still need to inject for meals, but the pump will take care of my insulin needs between meals and during the night

    • D. 

      Still need to inject once or twice a day to keep my blood glucose levels steady between meals, but the pump will give me insulin for my meals

  • 14. 
    For my pump start I need to
    • A. 

      Take a box of cartridges and infusion sets, as well as an unopened vial of insulin

    • B. 

      Take my BG meter and supplies, including ketone test strips, as well as my BG logbook

    • C. 

      Take my hypoglycaemia treatment kit (glucose tablets, other glucose supply, glucagon emergency kit)

    • D. 

      Take all of the above, plus anything else that my educator has advised.

    • E. 

      Only take my mutliple daily injection supplies - my educator will supply everything else.

  • 15. 
    Food with a high fat content can lead to higher BG levels many hours after eating a meal*.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What does ISF stand for?
    • A. 

      Insulin Safety Factor

    • B. 

      Insulin Sensitivity Factor

    • C. 

      Instrument Safety Factor

    • D. 

      International Softball Federation

  • 17. 
    I use the ISF to calculate:
    • A. 

      How much insulin to take when I eat

    • B. 

      How much bolus is required to correct high blood glucose

  • 18. 
    I use the I:C ratio to calculate:
    • A. 

      How much insulin to take when I eat

    • B. 

      How much bolus is required to correct high blood glucose

  • 19. 
    When I eat carbohydrates, how long does it generally take for the food to have its biggest effect on my blood glucose?
    • A. 

      1 - 1.5 hours

    • B. 

      1.5 - 2 hours

    • C. 

      2 - 2.5 hours

    • D. 

      2.5 - 3 hours

  • 20. 
    Rapid acting insulin works for up to _____ hours after it is injected?
    • A. 

      1 - 2

    • B. 

      3 - 5

    • C. 

      6 - 8

    • D. 

      12 - 24

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Exercise

    • B. 

      Plane trip

    • C. 

      Sick days

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    The following meal has approximately _____ grams of carbohydrates; ham sandwich, apple, 1 cup of skim milk.
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      60

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      100

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Combo bolus

    • B. 

      Ez BG

    • C. 

      Suspend

    • D. 

      Basal Program 2

  • 24. 
    What area should you avoid when inserting an infusion set?
    • A. 

      Upper thighs

    • B. 

      Stomach area

    • C. 

      Waistline/Belt area

    • D. 

      Upper buttocks

  • 25. 
    Taking good care of the infusion site can prevent infections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False