From the Greek word meaning "lump," the term bolus describes a single, large dose of medication. For a person with diabetes, a bolus is a dose of insulin taken to handle a rise in blood glucose (a type of sugar), like the one that occurs when eating. A bolus is given through an insulin pump.
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