• To change from assigned meal dose insulin to calculating insulin based on counting carbs―or vice versa―you will need a new Accu-Chek Bolus Advisor Protocol sheet and a new activation code from your Accu-Chek rep.

    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.

  • Open the app on the patient's phone and select Settings from the main menu.

    Then choose Bolus Insulin Advisor under Essentials.

  • Select Change the Bolus Advisor mode, then choose Yes in the pop-up window.

  • Select the type of bolus advice the patient will use going forward―Assigned Meal Dose or Count Carbohydrates—then tap Next.

  • Enter the HCP code from the protocol sheet into the field and tap Start.

  • Refer to the Accu-Chek Assist setup modules below to finish customizing the patient's bolus advice.

    Insulin Calculator: Carbohydrate Counting setup

    Insulin Calculator: Assigned Meal Dose setup