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'AIDA on-line' is a Web-based simulation program which allows people with diabetes and their relatives, as well as health-care professionals and students, to experiment with insulin dosage and dietary adjustments via the Internet.
People who wish to make use of the simulator should be aware that the simulations have not been formally verified; nor are they individualised for any particular patient. Therefore it could be dangerous for someone with diabetes to act on the results of the simulated data.
Users should be aware that 'AIDA on-line' can only be regarded as an "educated guess" as to what might happen to a diabetic patient following a change in either insulin or diet. Furthermore, this guess is based on a large number of assumptions which may not all apply to all people with diabetes. Given this, the output from 'AIDA on-line' should be regarded as only applying to hypothetical cases (or "imaginary" patients), and not to a single real subject. Good diabetes care requires the input of a doctor or diabetes specialist supported by a team of specialist nurses, dieticians, diabetes educators, pharmacists, chiropodists, etc... 'AIDA on-line' and this insulin tutorial are not replacements for such a team.
Rather 'AIDA on-line' should simply be regarded as a 'toy' which some patients and health-care workers have found fun and interesting to use. It is provided here free-of-charge, and integrated with this insulin tutorial, in the hope that more people may find it of some use.
Changes in therapy should always be discussed with your doctor. The authors hereby disclaim any liability for the use of this Web-based simulator and / or this insulin tutorial.
Please note: Diabetes practices and regimens can vary between countries, hospitals / clinics, and even between specialists. Therefore what may be encouraged in one setting may not be so recommended in another. This insulin tutorial is not meant to provide a didactic (regimented / fixed) plan for using insulin. Rather the tutorial is intended to show some possible ways of doing things, and provide some explanations as to why things may be done in a certain way. Furthermore it is hoped that this tutorial may encourage people to think a bit more about what insulin regimens are feasible, and how such regimens might be improved and / or tailored for an individual. In all this it is important to remember that people's mileage may vary - so what works for one person may not necessarily be appropriate for someone else. Therefore, as with all medical information on the Web, it is important that - if you have diabetes - you consult your doctor or diabetes specialist before considering acting on any of the information discussed in this tutorial.
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Return to AIDA Website Home Page AIDA is a freeware diabetes software simulator program of glucose-insulin action + insulin dose & diet adjustment in diabetes mellitus. It is intended purely for education, self-learning and / or teaching use. It is not meant for individual blood glucose prediction or therapy planning. Caveats
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