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Diabetes Points System - PredictBGL

PredictBGL is the first system ever to provide a points system covering more than just naive blood sugar results. Unlike others, we cover the full gamut of tests that people with diabetes perform.

We want to encourage healthy management practices for people with diabetes. PredictBGL awards points for good results, and also for activities that can help improve results. You can even earn points on high blood glucose values - provided they fit predictions - as they are expected, after all.

The following tables set out the points, and how they are calculated.

Day-to-day management Aim Max Points How Calculated
BGL Taking a BGL Encourage regular testing 10 Up to 10 per day
BGL BGL in range 4-8 mmol/l Positive feedback for good results 50 Up to 5 per day
BGL BGLs aligned to predictions within 30% Fix dosing errors, does not matter if BGLs are High or Low 20 Up to 5 per day
Carbs Logging Carbs Encourage recording of results 10 Up to 10 per day
Insulin Logging Insulin4 Encourage recording of results 10 Up to 10 per day
Periodic activities - self-management Aim Points How Calculated
Exercise Exercise of 20 minutes or more Encourage regular exercise 200 Up to 5 per week
Import Importing meter or pump data Encourage regular analysis of results 300 Up to 1 every months
BGL Blood test overnight (in 12am-5am time period) Encourage occasional overnight testing 100 Up to 2 per month
Ketones Ketone test Encourage occasional testing 100 Up to 2 per month
Blood pressure Blood pressure2 Encourage occasional testing 100 Up to 2 per 2 months
Height Height measured Encourage better overall health 100 Up to 1 per 3 months
Weight Weight measured Encourage better overall health 100 Up to 1 per month
BMI Current weight in Normal weight range according to BMI Encourage better overall health 100 Up to 1 per month
Home test HbA1C Home test HbA1C1 Encourage periodic testing 200-400 Up to 1 every 3 months
Periodic activities - externally managed Aim Points How Calculated
Lab HbA1C Lab HbA1C or Fructosamine1 Encourage periodic testing 300-500 Up to 1 every 3 months
Endocrinologist Endocrinologist visit Encourage regular clinical review 1000 Up to 1 every 3 months
Eye test Ophthalmologist / Optometrist visit (eye exams)2 Prevent blindness 300 Up to 1 every 6 months
Kidney Kidney - urine test for microalbumin1 Prevent kidney failure, leading to dialysis or transplant 200 Up to 1 every 6 months
Blood test Blood test for cholesterol levels, Blood Pressure, C-reactive protein Prevent heart attack or stroke 200 Up to 1 every 6 months
Thyroid Thyroid Test3 Detect thyroid problems 200 Up to 1 every 6 months
Nerve test Nerve test - testing feet with monofilament Prevent amputation 200 Up to 1 every 6 months
Educator Diabetes educator meeting Improve understanding of diabetes, latest devices 250 Up to 1 every 3 months
Dietician Dietician meeting Improve dietary understanding 250 Up to 1 every 5 months
Podiatrist Podiatrist meeting Ensure feet are healthy 250 Up to 1 every 12 months
  1. HbA1C results are given on a linear sliding scale, from 7.5% as the highest HbA1C, and 4% as the lowest, with the lowest HbA1C getting the most points.
  2. 12 years and older
  3. Age less than 17
  4. For those on Insulin therapy
  5. n/a - Not calculated yet

Have we missed any tests or activities, or allocated points badly? Feedback is welcome! Click here

Desired Ranges

Still to be considered:

  • Different scoring/ranges for people with Type and Type 2 diabetes
  • Different scoring for children/adolescents/adults.
Period Needs improvement Acceptable Outstanding
30 days Average 4 BGLs per day, 50% in good control range.
Less than 4,200 (30 days * 4 BGLs * 10 points +
30 days * 2 good BGLs * 50)
4,200 to 6000 Above 6,000
90 days Average 4 BGLs per day, 50% in good control range.
Less than 12,600 (90 days * 4 BGLs * 10 points +
90 days * 2 good BGLs * 50)
12,600 to 18,000 Above 18,000