To give patients access to the insulin calculator, request Accu-Chek Bolus Advisor Protocol sheets from your Accu-Chek rep. Each sheet has a one-time-use HCP code for you to authorize patient access to this feature. If you aren’t currently working with a rep, contact Accu-Chek Customer Care at 1-800-858-8072.
Protocol sheets also enable you to record specific information about the patient’s therapeutic plan, which you’ll need to set up the patient’s app during their appointment.
The Accu-Chek Bolus Advisor, as a component of the Accu-Chek Connect diabetes management app, is indicated for the management of diabetes by calculating an insulin dose or carbohydrate intake based on user-entered data. Before use by carbohydrate counting patients, a physician or healthcare professional must activate the bolus calculator and provide the patient-specific target blood glucose, insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio, and insulin sensitivity parameters to be programmed into the software. Before use by assigned meal bolus patients (age 22 and older), a physician or healthcare professional must activate the bolus calculator and provide patient-specific target blood glucose, assigned meal insulin doses, and insulin sensitivity parameters to be programmed into the software.
WARNING: Do not use bolus advice with neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) or any other intermediate-acting insulin. Do not use bolus advice if basal insulin dose is unstable. Long-acting insulin should not be used as a meal bolus or as a correction bolus.
To activate the insulin calculator, open the app on the patient’s phone and tap Advisor.
Select Count Carbohydrates and tap Next.
Enter the HCP code from the protocol sheet into the field and tap Start.
Enter the Target Range, Meal Rise, Carb Ratio, Insulin Sensitivity and Maximum Bolus settings you recorded on the protocol sheet.
Touch the toggle button next to I have confirmed my settings and tap Finish.
Read about logging Active Insulin and tap Next, then tap Done.
Direct patients to the Do More section of this Web site for easy-to-follow instructions in how to use the Bolus Advisor.
Make sure patients understand how to use the Accu-Chek Bolus Advisor to help them reach their therapeutic goals. The Recommendation screen shown here is an example of what patients will see when they make a calculation. Explain the significance of the dose recommendation breakdown.
Learn about advanced features of the Bolus Advisor (PDF)