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Fda Approves Insulin Dose Calculator That's Connected To A Smartphone App

FDA approves insulin dose calculator that's connected to a smartphone app The FDA has approved Glooko's Mobile Insulin Dosing System. Glooko's new system calculates long-acting insulin dosages and sends Type 2 diabetes patients reminders on their cellphones. Long-acting insulin maker Novo Nordisk already has a partnership with Glooko and is watching the development of the new product "with great interest." The Food and Drug Administration has approved a mobile system that could simplify diabetes management for some patients. Doctors treating Type 2 diabetes with long-acting insulin are supposed to instruct patients on how to calculate the proper dosage. They then fine-tune the suggestions based on how well the treatment is working to move blood sugar levels in an appropriate range. Glooko's Mobile Insulin Dosing System allows doctors to set a dosage and pulls data from the patient's glucose monitor to recalculate levels based on the reading. It's integrated into Glooko's existing mobile app and sends reminders to patients' cellphones when it's time to take another dose. "There's an enormous unmet need for both [clinicians and patients] clinicians who aren't comfortable with dosing Continue reading >>

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  1. Vinay Kumar

    Insulin is a hormone produced by the B cells of the pancreas. This hormone is continuously released from the pancreas into the blood stream. The insulin released increases as we see food or start chewing our food.
    Our body requires constant energy to carry out the day to day activities, this energy is released in the form of ATP (adenosine tri phosphate). For this ATP generation, the body needs glucose.The different types of carbs we take, directly breaks down to glucose. Even the proteins we consume can get converted to glucose by the process of gluconeogenesis , if the carbohydrate taken by the body cannot fulfill the energy requirements.Less ATP generation leads to hypoglycemia.
    Excess glucose in the body is converted into glycogen and stored in liver and muscles by insulin. Hence more carbohydrate meal m, means more insulin production so that the glucose level in the blood is maintained.

    However, in a diabetic,this insulin production is either reduced or the body cells develop resistance for insulin , so the glucose in the blood appears to be greater than normal and if not taken care of , can further affect other parts of the body resulting in cardiovascular diseases, retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy and nephropathy.

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Insulin Dosing

Two hour post-prandial Blood Glucose <160 mg/dl Aim for 50% of Blood Glucose s in target range Look for consistent pattern in Blood Sugar s for >3 days Compare Blood Sugar for same time each day Consider eating and activity patterns during day Maintain a 50:50 mix of Basal to Bolus Insulin Insulin dose 10-20 units: Adjust by 2 units Insulin dose >20 units: Adjust by 10% Insulin dose Decrease rapid Insulin ( Lispro ) at dinner One Unit covers each 10-15 grams carbohydrate Add 1-2 units for every 50 mg/dl Glucose >150 Indications to adjust basal Insulin (e.g. Glargine ) All Blood Glucose s high (within 50 mg/dl) Increase basal Insulin per adjustment above Critical to distinguish 3 AM low BG from high BG Indications to adjust Bolus Insulin (e.g. Lispro ) Two hour post-prandial >40-60 mg/dl over premeal Increase rapid acting Insulin before meal Average Insulin doses after titrating from start Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing) These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Insulin Dosing." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window. Search Bing for all related images Related Studies (from Trip Database) O Continue reading >>

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  1. nibby

    I posted all this yesterday but it was suggested tht i changed the title I used, so here goes. Also does anyone know if the 25 dollar vials at Wal mart are only 100ml??? If so, it would take me 2 days to go through 50 bucks worth.... Ok, here is my original post, I hope. Thank you for suggesting that I do it this way. I have a very important questions for type 2`s. I am on both Humalog and Lantus. I am pretty sure both are 100% and not mixes. Anyways because of out present financial situation and me not being able to work at all because of being bed ridden and the pain killers I must take. I can`t even go to the bathroom, bathe, etc, everyday functions, I just can`t do them anymore. Haven`t been able to drive now for several years, that was the part that really put me over the edge. I lost all independence, I am now at the mercy of my wife and must rely on her for everything.
    ​Anyways, to get to my question. There is no way in heck, we can afford the copays on my insulin this coming Jan. I had everything covered 100% this year, thanks to 3 more days in the hospital. What do you do???? I only eat once a day, because we can`t afford to do anything else. My wife, I make sure she always has enough for all 3 meals, because she is the one working. I don`t care about myself. I have gone up to 4 days without eating and my dogs will also eat before I do. They are my family, my comfort, my protecters. They know when dad feels real bad and the will surround me on the bed and not let anyone near me. Even though there are 3 of us in the household, our son does not count because he is 22. I have tried to qualify for any king of programs and they all say we make too much because they only base it on 2 people. How do you get help with your insulin???? I go through a pen of Humalog in 5 days, thanks to having 20% of a pancreas left and it is still destroying itself. My lantus lasts about 8 days. Nobody will preform surgery on me to remove what is left of the pancreas because the veins to my spleen were destroyed in the process, so I have this empty space you can see on the CT scans of where my pancreas was and the surgon pointed out some of the spaghetti veins that are everywhere going in and out of my spleen. He told me, I would bleed to death on the table, beacuse the spleen has to come out as well. Plus I have growths on my kidneys, liver, stomach, have to take pills just to have bowel movement, spot and stuff on my intestines, stomach, colon, etc. I think you get the idea.
    Please if anyone has any ideas of what I can do about the insulin, please, please, let me know. Sorry about the book I just wrote. I figured it would all have to come out at sometime. Oh and I have been fighting SSDI for 29 months now. Thank you for reading, Bill

  2. abill

    I think the 100 may refer to concentration, 100U per ml, I think the vials are 10ml, I'm guessing 1,000 U are probable if my info is right.
    you should see a dr to advise on usage. 2 to 3 injections a day seems the norm. for the intermediate action N / NPH for basal
    then you would use the short action R / regular for bolus.
    if you decide to go low carb, you will use less insulin.
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb

  3. maryd98

    maryd98

    Re: Help with or the cost of Humalog and Lantus??

    nickelplateroad:
    I posted all this yesterday but it was suggested tht i changed the title I used, so here goes. Also does anyone know if the 25 dollar vials at Wal mart are only 100ml??? If so, it would take me 2 days to go through 50 bucks worth.... Ok, here is my original post, I hope. Thank you for suggesting that I do it this way. I have a very important questions for type 2`s. I am on both Humalog and Lantus. I am pretty sure both are 100% and not mixes. Anyways because of out present financial situation and me not being able to work at all because of being bed ridden and the pain killers I must take. I can`t even go to the bathroom, bathe, etc, everyday functions, I just can`t do them anymore. Haven`t been able to drive now for several years, that was the part that really put me over the edge. I lost all independence, I am now at the mercy of my wife and must rely on her for everything.
    ​Anyways, to get to my question. There is no way in heck, we can afford the copays on my insulin this coming Jan. I had everything covered 100% this year, thanks to 3 more days in the hospital. What do you do???? I only eat once a day, because we can`t afford to do anything else. My wife, I make sure she always has enough for all 3 meals, because she is the one working. I don`t care about myself. I have gone up to 4 days without eating and my dogs will also eat before I do. They are my family, my comfort, my protecters. They know when dad feels real bad and the will surround me on the bed and not let anyone near me. Even though there are 3 of us in the household, our son does not count because he is 22. I have tried to qualify for any king of programs and they all say we make too much because they only base it on 2 people. How do you get help with your insulin???? I go through a pen of Humalog in 5 days, thanks to having 20% of a pancreas left and it is still destroying itself. My lantus lasts about 8 days. Nobody will preform surgery on me to remove what is left of the pancreas because the veins to my spleen were destroyed in the process, so I have this empty space you can see on the CT scans of where my pancreas was and the surgon pointed out some of the spaghetti veins that are everywhere going in and out of my spleen. He told me, I would bleed to death on the table, beacuse the spleen has to come out as well. Plus I have growths on my kidneys, liver, stomach, have to take pills just to have bowel movement, spot and stuff on my intestines, stomach, colon, etc. I think you get the idea.
    Please if anyone has any ideas of what I can do about the insulin, please, please, let me know. Sorry about the book I just wrote. I figured it would all have to come out at sometime. Oh and I have been fighting SSDI for 29 months now. Thank you for reading, Bill
    I wish I could offer you some good suggestions, Bill, but I have no personal experience with buying/using insulin....
    However, I've lived for years without insurance, so I've learned to look, look, and look again for things like free clinics and sliding-scale programs at doctor's offices and hospitals, as well as state, county, and city programs that help people who are in financial straits and need assistance with medical (and food) needs.
    You could also call 211 and get a list of referrals for different agencies, organizations, and programs that help people with various needs (mostly stemming from limited finances). Or check it out online:
    http://www.211.org/
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    Till next time,
    Mary
    aka maryd98
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    Joined ADA forum August 2012
    Diagnosed T2 July 1998
    First A1C (July 1998): 13.6
    First BG (July 1998): 537
    Latest A1C (October 2017): 5.7
    A1c has been under 6 since I got my BG under control (early in 1999), except for once when it was 6.2
    On oral meds for about 9 months after diagnosis
    "Just" diet and exercise since quitting oral meds.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "Just" really means "plus" keeping stress in check, getting enough sleep, changing my work schedule as needed, timing my meals and snacks, making time to take care of non-work and non-diabetes needs (as well as diabetes and work needs), and making time for just me, myself, and I. :-)

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Diabetes Calculator For Kids

Everything matters when it comes to your child's care. Thats why Nationwide Children's has developed an online resource for managing your child's diabetes. Our goal is to empower families to successfully manage diabetes at home in order to provide as normal a life as possible for patients with diabetes. Managing your childs diabetes requires the proper balance between insulin dose, food and activity on a daily basis. It is important to keep your childs blood sugars within a target range at all times. This online resource will enable you to calculate the insulin dosage given to your child prior to eating. The Diabetes Calculator for Kids is an electronic tool that calculates rapid acting insulin bolus dosage in 5 easy steps. Each chart is customized based on the child's personal input and information that is generally provided by a doctor or diabetes educator. Please consult your physician with any questions related to your individual diabetes management plan. Add the Diabetes Calculator for Kids to Your Website You can embed the Diabetes Calculator for Kids on your blog or website. Just copy the below code and paste it into your website. Please Note: The Diabetes Calculator for Ki Continue reading >>

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  1. Jen&Khaleb

    Does anyone know the reason why you can't mix Levemir with Novorapid. I actually know many people who are doing this and some who did it in the past but then stopped. I don't mix but this means my son gets 2 extra pricks a day. On a 2 year old there is a limited amount of injections sites and I don't want to wear them out. I am unable to use his tummy to inject at present as I can't hold him still enough in that position. I tend to use the front of thigh and hip fat area. I am using pens to inject which require me to wait for 10 seconds or so and using a syringe and mixing would make this procedure faster and reduce the number of injections by 730 per year.
    Any thoughts?
    Jen

  2. Stuboy

    im no expect on kids at all. but this is just a thought...
    would a pre-mixed insulin like Mixtard30 work better for you in this case? Twice daily injections then...
    Only downfall with this insulin from personal experience is that is requires a routine life style and snacks between meals.
    Is that something worth thinking about? Still uses a novopen but would reduce injects to just two a day.

  3. Jen&Khaleb

    I suppose my son's doctors and I also don't really want to mess with something that is working well.
    We don't have any major hypo/hyper problems. I'm not really sure on how many regimes there is for kids but I think giving a premix would be dangerous for kids because they refuse food or need a long sleep etc... I quite often give him his novorapid after he has eaten to know how much to give him. I also have to use half units and many pens (here in Australia) are only available in disposable pens that only use whole units. He weighs about 12 kg and half a unit of novorapid is going to drop his bs about 15 mml. The premix sounds like a great idea but I think that would be something to look forward to when he is an adult. We most definitely have a routine lifestyle.
    Anyway, I still hope to hear from someone who knows why Levemir can't be mixed. If I don't find out before the next clinic I'll ask then and post the info.
    Jen.

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