Insulin Initiation Dose Calculator (Type 2 Diabetes)

Insulin Initiation Dose Calculator (Type 2 Diabetes)

This calculator helps people with diabetes to determine the correct initial insulin dose for type 2 diabetes patients.

This calculator was invented in the UK Prospective Diabetes Study (Source: N England Journal of Medicine; 357: September 21).

How to use the Insulin Initiation Dose Calculator

To calculate the number of units required per day, simply input:

  • Your weight
  • Your height
  • Your fasting blood glucose
  • Your gender

You will then be presented with the initial dose in IU/day. This tool is meant for indicative purposes only. Please consult your GP or healthcare team to determine your insulin initiation dose.

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