Nothing in this article implies endorsement of Dimensional Dosing Systems, Inc. Diabetes mellitus is an increasing public health problem. Insulin is an essential tool in the management of hyperglycemia, but methods of dose adjustment are purely empirical. The Intelligent Dosing System (IDS®, Dimensional Dosing Systems, Inc., Wexford, PA) is a software suite that incorporates patient-specific, dose-response data in a mathematical model and then calculates the new dose of the medication needed to achieve the next desired therapeutic goal. We discuss the application of the IDS in insulin management. The IDS concept and the initial modeling used to construct an insulin doser are reviewed first. Additional data are then provided on the use of the IDS for titrating insulin therapy in a clinical setting. Finally, recent modifications in the IDS software and future applications of this technology for insulin dosing and diabetes management are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Medical Laboratory Technology