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A Handy Calculator for Diabetics

Simplifying Insulin Dosage and Carb Tracking

Living with diabetes can be a challenging journey, especially for those who are new to managing the condition. Calculating insulin dosages, keeping track of carbs, and maintaining glucose levels has been a daunting task for me. I can’t imagine having to do it for one of my kids. I am currently so dependent on my pump/CGM combo, that if they ever fail me, I would not know how to calculate my insulin dosage. That is scary.  

Thanks to the ingenuity of individuals like Brian, there are resources available to make this process more manageable.

Brian’s story

In July 2022, Brian’s family experienced a life-changing event when his son, Teddy, was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes (T1D). To manage this condition, he developed a T1D Calculator, initially as a personal tool. The calculator, created using Airtable, helped him and his wife keep track of the carbohydrates in Teddy’s meals, insulin-to-carb ratios, insulin-to-blood glucose corrections, and detailed meal records. Additionally, the tool was used to monitor prescriptions and supplies, sending notifications when supplies were running low or expiring. After a year of using it, Brian decided to share this valuable resource with others, providing a demo, an opportunity to duplicate the Airtable base, and emphasizing the importance of consulting a medical professional for healthcare decisions.

The Calculator

Empowering Diabetes Management

In the world of diabetes management, knowledge is power, and tools like Brian’s calculator can make a significant difference in the lives of those dealing with this condition. Whether you’re new to diabetes or seeking a better understanding of its complexities, this resource can be a game-changer. 

If you or someone you know is dealing with diabetes, don’t hesitate to explore Brian’s calculator. It’s a valuable tool that can bring greater clarity and confidence to your diabetes management journey. Together, we can support one another and make the path a little easier to navigate.

A Person Recording His Blood Sugar Reading
I can’t imagine keeping track of my blood sugars and dosages this way.

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