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.