The calculator below will estimate initial continuous subcutaneous insulin Infusion (CSII) (insulin pump).
settings and insulin sensitivity factor based on the woman's current total daily insulin use, weight , gestational age, and type of
diabetes as recommended by the 2012 California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program Sweet Success Guidelines
. The insulin to carbohydrate ratios (I:CR) are calculated by dividing
the constants 300, 500, and 400 by the total daily dose of insulin for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner, respectively as suggested by Nakamura T, et. al.
To use the calculator enter the total number of insulin units currently used daily
via multiple daily injections, the patient's weight, select the units /kg of insulin to give using the table
below, enter the time the patient usually awakens , and press the 'calculate'
2. Nakamura T, et. al. Diurnal variation of carbohydrate insulin ratio in
adult type 1 diabetic patients treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.J Diabetes Investig. 2014 Feb 12;5(1):48-50. doi:
10.1111/jdi.12132. Epub 2013 Sep 2. PMID: 24843736
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