GlucoTab® enables the digital planning, implementation and documentation of all ward-specific workflow steps necessary for managing blood sugar.

Doctors and nurses receive all relevant information for specific contexts. Workflow is additionally supported by a reminder feature. GlucoTab® facilitates the comprehensive digital representation of blood glucose management and relieves staff from administrative tasks.

GlucoTab algorithm for basal bolus insulin therapy

The automated insulin dosage suggestions for long-acting and short-acting insulin and the sequence of tasks for nurses and physicians are based on a rule-based algorithm. The structured process and insulin dosing support have been successfully evaluated and optimized in clinical trials.

The initial prescription of the basic bolus algorithm is made by the physician. All further steps can optionally be performed by the nursing staff (configurable by user roles).

At therapy start GlucoTab suggests a safe starting dose.
Alternatively, the starting dose can be freely specified by the physician if there are already indications of insulin requirement from the pre-therapy.

The individual insulin administrations are made at meals or before going to bed by the nursing staff.
The dose calculation takes into account the current blood glucose level and meal as well as insulin “on board” still active in the body from previous insulin administrations, so that consultation with a doctor is normally not necessary.

Through the dosage suggestions at the daily adjustment of the daily insulin dose, a gradual and safe approximation to the blood glucose target range is achieved.

  • The short-acting insulin is distributed automatically between the times of day.
  • With GlucoTab support, also nursing staff can be granted permission to adjust the therapy, because a prescribed scheme is followed. The system automatically detects unsafe situations and ensures a check by a doctor.
  • Basal insulin administration at noon in the hospital is well proven. Since GlucoTab version 6.0 it is also possible with the GlucoTab algorithm to prescribe administration in the evening or before going to bed.

Missing values or retrospective corrections are flexibly taken into account, unsafe situations are identified and a doctor’s review of the therapy is ensured.

Custom therapy with GlucoTab as a general electronic medication solution for diabetes

GlucoTab supports the collaborative process in the hospital with prescription by doctors and execution by nursing staff for all forms of therapy. Open tasks are displayed for both occupational groups.

Dosage with undetermined dose: What is often indicated on paper as a “tub” ˽ is referred to in GlucoTab as X-dose:

  • Administration of the drug is planned in the time of day, however the dose can only determined when a blood sugar value is available in the time of day.
  • Open tasks show who has to do what and when. Blood glucose measurement (care) → determine dose (doctor) → medication administration (care).
  • Alternatively, the dose can be ordered verbally by the physician and recorded by the nurse.

Patient self-management can be indicated when prescribing the therapy. Insulin prescriptions are then initialized with an undetermined dose (X) because the dose is determined by the patient himself. Documentation of blood glucose measurements and medication administrations performed by the patient is retrospectively possible.

If necessary (e.g. gestational diabetes), ordering postprandial blood glucose measurements is possible and is supported by the automatic generation of tasks for timely post-meal measurement.