AIDA Interactive Educational Freeware Diabetes Simulator

AIDA Interactive Educational Freeware Diabetes Simulator

AIDA is a freeware computer program that permits the interactive simulation of plasma insulin and blood glucose profiles for demonstration, teaching, self-learning, and research purposes. Originally developed in 1991, it has been updated and enhanced since, and made available without charge from 1996 on the World Wide Web. The freeware software can be downloaded now from: and as well as from numerous freeware software repositories as a non-commercial contribution to continuing diabetes education. The program, which is still being updated, has gone through a number of revisions and developments in the 16+ years since its original internet launch. During this time over 2.5 million visits have been logged at the AIDA Websites and more than 400,000 copies of the program have been downloaded, gratis (see: Further copies of the simulator have been made available, in the past, on diskette by the system developers and from the British Diabetic Association (BDA) — now called 'Diabetes UK' — London, England, following the BDA's own independent evaluation of the software.

The AIDA software is intended to serve as an educational support tool and can be used by anyone — person with diabetes, relative of a patient, health care professional (doctor, nurse, clinical diabetes educator, dietician, pharmacist, etc.), or student — even if they may have minimal knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.

Read more about AIDA Interactive Educational Freeware Diabetes Simulator:  Overview of AIDA Physiological Model, Limitations of Model, Downloadable & On-line Versions, Use As An Educational Tool, Example Use, Simulating Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) Levels, General Practitioner (GP) & Student Nurse Teaching Using Simulator, High-school Student Teaching With AIDA On-line, Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), Diabetes / Insulin Tutorial, Guidelines For Health-carers Planning To Teach With AIDA, User Reviews, Non-insulin Dependent (type 2) Diabetes Mellitus, Further Developments, Research Use, Staying Informed, Appendix: Download Surveys / Evaluations

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AIDA Interactive Educational Freeware Diabetes Simulator - Appendix: Download Surveys / Evaluations
... The AIDA developers have undertaken a range of surveys and evaluations of usage of the AIDA diabetes simulator — to better understand who is downloading the program, and why ... One initial study analysed data from 1,360 downloads of the AIDA software ... were (i) to establish the feasibility of using the Internet for auditing and surveying diabetes software users (ii) to identify the proportion of people with diabetes and their relatives who are actually making ...

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