This insulin dose calculator helps people with type 1 diabetes to determine the total daily dose of insulin, basal & bolus insulin, insulin to carb ratio, carb insulin dose, insulin sensitivity factor, BS correction insulin, and total meal-time bolus-insulin.
Insulin calculator for type 1 diabetes
To calculate the type 1 diabetes insulin requirement, you need to input certain details such as:
- Enter your body weight, select unit (pounds or kilogram), click "calculate total insulin" to get total, basal & bolus insulin and proceed further by pressing Next (insulin to the carb ratio). You do not require to note down the value, because finally, you will be presented with all the values.
- Select your bolus insulin type (regular or Humalog & Novolog), click "calculate ICR & BSCF" to get insulin to carb ratio & insulin sensitivity factor, and proceed further by pressing Next (BS correction insulin).
- Enter your present BS & target BS, select the unit (mmol/l or mg/dl), click "calculate BS correction" to get BS correction insulin and proceed further by pressing Next (total meal time insulin).
- Enter grams of carbohydrate in your meal, click "calculate meal bolus insulin" to get the insulin dose to cover meal time carbohydrate and total meal-time bolus-insulin and proceed further by pressing Next (consolidated result).
Here you are presented with all the details of your insulin treatment dosages. Thanks for using our insulin calculator.
The insulin dosage provided by this calculator is for your reference purpose only, you need to consult with your doctor before start taking the suggested insulin dosage.
You need to adjust your daily dose of insulin
Insulin dose adjustment has based on the TDD (total daily dose of insulin) you received in the preceding 24 hours.
- If your BS at any time is less than 80 mg/dl; you need to reduce your TDD to 80% of yesterday’s TDD insulin dosage.
- If your BS at any time is greater than 180 mg/dl, and none of the BS numbers are less than 80 mg/dl; you need to increase 110 % of yesterday’s TDD insulin dosage.
- Other considerations: You may only adjust specific parts of your dosing based on highs or lows. If your dinner blood sugar is high, increase your meal insulin given at lunch. If bedtime is high, increase your meal insulin given at dinner, etc.