since about 2 month i’m using an insulin dosage calculator. And I must confess I’m hooked. it took some days for the implemented AI to learn my habits but after that it correctly tells me the optimal dosage. Its an Android App and you need a CGM (e.g. Libre).
Over years I was constantly fighting high and lows and even after years of learning how to estimate the right dosage I still do it wrong. A pump did not help either. I found to main reasons for it: 1) my lifestyle: I’m constantly on the road where each day is different 2) simply miscalculations: its just incredible complicated to calculate the dosage considering amount of carbs, insulin already in your blood stream, sports, sleep and more. My doctor already told me the frightening consequences.
Long story short. I have the app on my smartphone. It connects to my CGM so I can use it as an glucose monitor. To use it I do the following steps
- I measure my glucose by scanning the CGM
- I add the amount of carbs I eat
- I hit a button and the app tells me the amount of bolus insulin I should take
- I confirm it and take the insulin
- done, that’s it, takes less than 30 seconds
Before you ask - it works surprisingly well. These frequent up and downs are gone. Life became a lot better.
So what is the magic? The tool has been developed by diafyt MedTech, a Germany based startup. It took them 4 years R&D with money from the EU and private funding. FDA just started and the certified App will be on the Appstore in about 3-6 Months for a closed group of users.
Let me ask - what are your thoughts about insulin dosage calculators? Would you use it? What are your concerns?
Thanks for your replies. -Thomas