The standalone version of the HOMA2 Calculator uses the HOMA2 model to estimate beta cell function (HOMA_%B) and insulin sensitivity (HOMA_%S) for an individual from simultaneously measured fasting plasma glucose and fasting plasma RIA insulin values. Fasting specific insulin or C-peptide values can be used instead of radioimmunoassay (RIA) insulin values. The HOMA2 model is calibrated to give HOMA_%B and HOMA_%S values of 100% in normal young subjects when using a suitable insulin assay. See Background and FAQ for further details.
An Excel spreadsheet implementation is included with in the standard download which permits HOMA_%B and HOMA_%S estimates to be calculated for multiple individuals simultaneously. A Validation spreadsheet is also included to allow verification that the library is installed and running correctly.
A license is not required for non-commercial use of the HOMA2 Calculator Standalone and Excel implementations.
The following license agreements are available to download. Instructions for their completion are included in the download:
The HOMA2 Calculator ©The University of Oxford 2013 is available without charge for use by clinical and non-commercial organisations. Commercial organisations wishing to make use of this software must first obtain a licence agreement.
All use of the software is subject to and the following conditions: The University is a charitable foundation devoted to education and research, and in order to protect its assets for the benefi of those objects, the University must make it clear that no condition is made or to be implied, nor is any warranty given or to be implied, as to the accuracy of this Tool, or that it will be suitable for any particular purpose or for use under any specific conditions. Furthermore, the University disclaims all responsibility for the use which is made of the Tool. However, nothing in this statement will operate to exclude or restrict any liability which the University may have for death or personal injury resulting from negligence. It is a further condition that the software obtained from this site is not distributed further without the same conditions and copyright statements being imposed. Those seeking to incorporate any part of the HOMA2 Calculator into other software projects must seek the permission of the copyright holders before distribution or publication of their software.
The HOMA2 Calculator is intended for use by health care professionals to assist in the assessment of beta cell function and insulin sensitivity. It may be of assistance in the management of dysglycaemia or Type 2 diabetes but is not a replacement for formal medical assessment and not intended for use by patients unless in consultation with their trained medical adviser.
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