Eating out with an insulin pump

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Eating out with an insulin pump

Imagine what it would be like to dive into a meal without having to give yourself an injection. When you’re a pumper, you have freedom to enjoy food on your terms, wherever and whenever. But don’t forget: smart food choices are important for a healthy lifestyle.


Eating at a restaurant can be fun, but it can also ruin your meal plan and play havoc with your blood glucose levels. It’s important to read the menu carefully and choose foods that are healthy when you incorporate restaurant foods into your plan. You may also be advised by your healthcare team to adjust your insulin for those meals to keep your immediate post-meal (post prandial) blood sugar in target.


Work with your healthcare team to find a meal plan that is right for you. This can help you identify safe limits for nutrients such as calories, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol and sodium. Learn how to read the menu to look for healthy choices. If the nutritional information is not available on location, the restaurant may provide access to the information on their website.


If you are not able to plan ahead of time, ask to see a menu while you are waiting for a table to allow extra time to read through the menu to plan your food choices. And remember, never skip a meal or go out hungry, as that can sabotage your best intentions.

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