I read about TAGing a while ago and didn’t think much about it until last weekend when I tested 82 at 12 o’clock. I ate nothing but a few sticks of string cheese and nothing else. 3 hours later when I checked I was at 219! I started to think that maybe the protein and fat in the cheese had something to do with it. Cheese has quite a bit of both but little to no carbs.
I started researching a little more and discovered that trying to calculate the values can be a real pain in the @$$. Because of this and because I did see a few posts from people asking about a program or an app that could do this and not seeing anything out there that would actually do this other than a few spreadsheets that are definitely not as portable as my phone is… I’ve attempted to create a simple program that will do the calculations for me.
I started with the Insulin Calculator program that I wrote a few months ago but am no longer using since my OmniPod PDM is now doing those calculations. OmniPod will allow for an “extension” which is perfect for TAGing.
I’d like for everyone who is interested to take a look and let me know if I am doing this correctly since there really isn’t a lot of information about how to calculate these numbers. I took a look at a couple of spreadsheets and sort of figured it out on my own. This is just my first attempt so that I can test the concept but I would love to create a version that anyone can use by entering their own information. Please take a look and let me know what you think.
Am I doing this right?
Is there anything that I forgot?
Is there anything that I could do to make this better.
I appreciate ANY input, positive or negative.
The TAG calculator only uses test values…
40% for Protein
10% for Fat
BG to Carb ratio of 35
Insulin to Carb ratio of 10
so that I can test the calculations. The final version will allow you to enter your own values just like the FREE Insulin & Carb Calculator.
I await your feedback