Insulin Units

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Insulin Units


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This application makes it very easy to calculate the insulin units for diabetic injections. To accommodate people with different insulin requirements for different meals, this application contains four tabs labeled All Meals, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, making it easy and convenient to calculate insulin units when the Carbohydrate Factor and/or Correction Factor values vary for different meals. If you have the same Carbohydrate and Correction factors for every meal, you can ignore the other tabs and use only the All Meals tab. If your insulin requirements change in the future, you can start using additional tabs by entering the appropriate blood sugar goal and factor values. To calculate insulin units, enter the value of your current blood sugar and the number of carbohydrates contained in your meal. Press the Calculate button and the actual and rounded insulin units will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Insulin units are calculated using the following formula: ((Pre-Meal Blood Sugar - Blood Sugar Goal) / Correction Factor) + (Meal Carbohydrates / Carbohydrate Factor)
I wrote this app after my 8 year old granddaughter was diagnosed with diabetes, with the goal of accuracy and ease of use in mind. The goal was reached because she uses it daily to calculate her own insulin units. The units are double checked by an adult, but the app is simple enough for a child to use.