Monthly Archives: May 2014

New approaches to diabetes management through self-monitoring and Big Data

With the prevalence of mobile computing, self-monitoring and Big Data technologies, new approaches to the management of type 1 diabetes management might be possible. Take for example the administration of insulin in type 1 diabetes when eating pizza. It is often reported that rather than taking one single bolus¬†insulin dose when eating pizza, the insulin […]

Figure 1 - exercise and total daily basal insulin usage

Effect of exercise on basal insulin rate in type 1 diabetes – experiment 1

1. Introduction In Type 1 diabetes, exercise has an effect on blood glucose levels. In general, during periods of low to moderate intensity exercise, blood glucose levels will drop. To counteract this, either insulin is reduced or carbohydrate intake is increased. Moreover, it is often reported that this effect may last for up to 24 […]