How do you calculate insulin on board?

Published on January 13, 2018

I have to go off my insulin pump because of the high cost of supplies. I am quite nervous to go back to Multiple Daily Injections. How do you calculate insulin on board? Does Lantus count as IOB?

Q: I have to go off my insulin pump because of the high cost of supplies. I am quite nervous to go back to Multiple Daily Injections. How do you calculate insulin on board? Does Lantus count as IOB?

Going back to multiple daily injections, (MDI) after using a pump can seem daunting.  Fortunately there are a few phone apps that allow you to easily calculate insulin on board (which Lantus does contribute to), keep track of insulin administration, and simplify diabetes management if you use MDI. You can read more about them below:

Rapid Calc: http://www.gilport.com/rapidcalc/index.html.orig

ManageBGL: http://www.managebgl.com

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.

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