A Web-Based Educational Simulation Package for Glucose-Insulin Levels in the Human Body

"The simulator does not differentiate between people regarding their sex, age, race, or BMI (body mass index); instead it represents an average person. Also, GlucoSim does not take into account intra- and inter-personal variations and it should not be used for making medical decisions."
The GlucoSim should only be used for educational purposes.


The Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) is a medical test that is used to determine the body's ability to handle glucose. It is recommended that the person fast 8-14 hours the night before the test is given. The person drinks a solution containing 75 g/100 g of glucose. Blood sample is taken before he/she drinks the glucose solution, and is continued to be drawn every 30 to 60 minutes after the glucose is consumed. This test can run from 3 to 6 hours. In GLUCOSIM the time is automatically set to 400 minutes and the simulation is for 100 g of glucose intake.

The only input is:

  • Body weight: Enter the body weight in pounds or kilograms.

Body Weight
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Please click the "Execute Simulation" button only once. The simulation may take several minutes, depending on the simulation parameters.