By wraithmb Latest Reply 2014-08-05 20:26:00 -0500
Started 2014-07-29 18:33:01 -0500

Does anyone know of a good app or program that can help determine IOB when you aren't using a pump? Does anyone know how it's calculated? I've been having a lot of trouble with lows lately and I'm suspecting that I may be overlapping my bolus injections.

Tags: insulin

7 replies

wraithmb 2014-08-05 20:26:00 -0500 Report

In case anyone else needs it, there is an app made by pancreum for calculating insulin on board. I've used it a few times now and it seems to be fairly accurate. It shows up on my iphone as insonbrdcalc.

wraithmb 2014-07-30 19:26:42 -0500 Report

Bingo, insulin on board. I'm expecting that I may be "stacking" my injections,and that's what's causing my lows, and I'd like to be able to indicate/ adjust for that in my logbook…

wraithmb 2014-07-30 20:19:13 -0500 Report

Wait… Just read over your comments again James, not a calculation for in the pump, but rather active in your body from a previous injection…

GabbyPA 2014-07-30 15:43:08 -0500 Report

I don't use a pump, so maybe this is a stupid question. What is IOB?

jayabee52 2014-07-30 17:04:01 -0500 Report

C'mon Gabby don't you know that here on DC the only "stupid" question is an HONEST question which is not asked?

I had the same question too so I looked it up on an Acronym finder and the best I can figure, it means "Insulin On Board" a calculation of the amount of insulin remaining in the pump. (none of the other IOBs made sense in this context).

However he states: he's not "using a pump", so I have no idea what algorothm would be used for something like that, or even if one is applicable in this case. After all I have dyscalculia (the mathmatecal form of dyslexia).

Of course I could be exposing myself as dumber than a box of rocks as well!

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