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  1. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter July 1, 2013 at 8:13 am | | Reply

    How exactly do we access this? I’m clicking, with no luck. It says to copy this long address to our website or blog. What if we don’t have a website or a blog? Now I need to figure out how to set up a website or a blog?

  2. Doug
    Doug July 1, 2013 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    mary
    try this link
    http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/diabetes-calculator-for-kids

  3. Brian (bsc)
    Brian (bsc) July 2, 2013 at 5:59 am | | Reply

    I’d really like to have an insulin dosing application, not a chart. The FDA has been really quite controlling on insulin dosing applications. It has required the approval of electronic devices to do these calculations, in some cases requiring the disabling of some features in blood sugar meters. And in 2011, the FDA published draft guidance [1] on mobile apps which required approval for insulin dosing apps. This web based application to generate a dosing chart may well evade the FDA, but using the calculator from your mobile devices is technically a “no no.”

    [1] http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/deviceregulationandguidance/guidancedocuments/ucm263280.htm

    1. rafael evangelista
      rafael evangelista November 6, 2014 at 9:55 am | | Reply

      Hi Brian(bsc),
      am a school nurse and just created an app, and now soliciting first-hand feedback from type 1 diabetics.

      if you or anyone in this forum might be interested, i could create a personalized calculator for you if you post your target, I:C, and the other parameters in your diabetes orders. All i ask for, in return, is for you to criticize it the harshest way you can. Am literally soliciting negative feedback :)

      my other request is for the user to merely use it as a(just-for-kicks)quick reference, and that user must still rely on the manual calculations following the written diabetes orders to generate final insulin count.

      thanks!
      rafael

  4. Vivian Rowe
    Vivian Rowe July 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm | | Reply

    This is a great app for kids! It’s really great that I visited this site. Thanks for the link! :-)

  5. Merle J. Fuller
    Merle J. Fuller July 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm | | Reply

    The Diabetes Calculator for Kids, available for any patient who uses insulin, creates an individualized chart for rapid-acting insulin bolus dosage in five easy steps. After the parent or patient completes those steps online, a customized chart is produced that can be emailed or printed off. It provides the parent, caregiver or patient an easy way to look up the correct insulin dosage based on current blood glucose, without having to do the math each time.

  6. Suzanne
    Suzanne July 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm | | Reply

    This is great – any chance of a calculator in mmol/l for those of us outside the US?

  7. rafael evangelista
    rafael evangelista November 6, 2014 at 9:39 am | | Reply

    Hi MikeH,
    i came across your interesting articles and was wondering if you might be interested in other versions of insulin-carb calculators.
    am a school nurse by profession(but now outing myself as a closet-nerd) and just created full-prompt calculators meant for patients, parents and caregivers alike. The app is primarily intended for school nurses’ use: ms-office based platforms as desktops and laptops, but may also work with handhelds if user installs ms office for iphone/androids. Calculators were programmed for all algorithm permutations: basic to comprehensive(factoring in stress level, exercise level, insulin-on-board, below target but above 70mg/dl, premenstrual period and maximum insulin amount permitted).

    thanks!
    rafael

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