Efficacy, usability and sequence of operations of a workflow-integrated algorithm for basal-bolus insulin therapy in hospitalized type 2 diabetes patients

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 16(2):137-146, 2014

In this proof-of-concept study during the beginning stages of GlucoTab development, an algorithm for basal-bolus insulin therapy was integrated into the workflow of a hospital ward, and glycemic control and usability were evaluated.

Findings were used to develop the decision support system for hospital in-patients with Type 2 Diabetes.

The workflow-integrated algorithm for basal-bolus therapy was effective in establishing glycemic control and was well accepted by medical staff. Our findings support the implementation of the algorithm in a digital decision support system.

Authors: Mader J., Neubauer K.M., Schaupp L., Augustin T., Beck P., Spat S., Höll B., Treiber G., Fruhwald F., Pieber T.R., Plank J.