Pump Dose Guidance Software
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The Optimal Insulin Pump Settings Tool helps lower elevated glucose levels and may reduce glucose variability in people with Type 1 Diabetes (no insulin production of their own) who use between 20 to 100 units of insulin per day. The pump setting formulas used in this tool were derived from 132 pump wearers in very good control who had an average glucose of 144 mg/dl (8.0 mmol or an A1c of about 6.7%) from more than 40,000 glucose tests done in a 74 day period.
The Settings Tool cannot be directly used by anyone who is having frequent hypoglycemia because the degree of excess in a person’s TDD cannot be measured. In this case, a clinician can lower the current TDD by 5% or 10% (current TDD times 0.95 or 0.9), and use this lower TDD to generate new pump settings. If the lows continue, another reduction in the TDD will be needed.
Any settings derived from this tool are guidance only and should not be used to change any current pump setting unless you are under the guidance of a Health Care Provider who has experience in insulin pumps.
Not enough data was available to recommend use of this tool in those who’s TDD is less than 20 units a day. Visit the Actual Pump Practices Study page for additional information.
Pump Dose Guidance Software provided by opensourcediabetes.org and Ludi Billings, PhD, PE, of Visionary Ventures, Llc.