What is Diabetes Technology?

When diabetes involves such an array of numbers, calculations, and lifestyle considerations, it’s hardly surprising that digital tools are there to help you deal with it all.

Diabetes management software often has an overall aim in mind: to calculate carbs and insulin for you.

Find out how diabetes technology could help your diabetes below.

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diabetes app explained

Diabetes Technology Explained

A digital tool for diabetes is often simply termed a diabetes app. That’s great as a catchy, easily comprehensible term. But diabetes management software is a more precise way of describing a tool that can do even more than simple calculations.

Diabetes technology is more than just an app: it serves as a comprehensive device to manage life with diabetes.

That’s because it can have many different features, such as…

Potential functions of diabetes technology

Counting carb intake
Calculating insulin or carb doses
Recording numbers from a blood glucose monitor
Records of activity related to diabetes treatment
Saving data in a logbook
Exporting of data
Overview of statistics
Reminders to take medicine
Feedback to motivate you

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Hedia’s diabetes technology

Want to get started on a particular piece of diabetes technology? Our diabetes management software is called Hedia Diabetes Assistant, so named because we want it to assist you in making life with diabetes easier. Download the app for your mobile device and set it up to be personalised to you.

Find out below what Hedia Diabetes Assistant offers.

diabetes dashboard

Get your important numbers at a glance on the diabetes dashboard. This is where you go to get an overview of how your diabetes is going. Hedia will show…

Active insulin – the amount of insulin estimated to be in your body
Average blood glucose – the average of at least 28 blood glucose recordings over at most 14 days
Time-in-range – the percentage of time you are within your target blood glucose ranges over at most 14 days
Blood glucose graph – a visual representation of how your blood glucose has been changing over 24 hours

diabetes logbook

Leave the notebooks and numbers scribbled on napkins behind. Get your sums all in one place by logging:

Time of day
Blood glucose level
Number of carbs taken
Kind of activity (walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc.)
Time spent on the activity
Amount of insulin taken

You can add this information manually or have it automatically entered whenever you make a new calculation (more on that in a moment).

Export your diabetes logbook to PDF, where your data is presented in a neat table which you can send by email or print off. This is especially useful if you need to show your numbers to your doctor or insurance provider.

diabetes food diary
Check food

Hedia contains a food database with over 1700 food items. This is where you can check the database by using the search bar. Find your food or drink’s nutritional information, and add the carbs to your calculation.

You can favourite food items for quicker access or you can even create your own custom food item. Checking food labels for carbs every day doesn’t need to be a part of your life!

blood glucose settings

You can personalise Hedia even more, under the “More” section. Here you’ll be able to adjust settings including for notifications and personal diabetes settings.

When you first set up Hedia, you will be asked certain questions which you can edit later under “More”. These questions are the following:

Insulin pen or pump?
Blood glucose measured in mmol/L or mg/dL?
Do you know your insulin sensitivity factor? Or do you want to use a standard formula (1800-rule or 100-rule)?
Do you know your insulin-to-carb ratio? Or do you want to use a standard formula (500-rule)?

Under the settings, you can adjust these along with changes to insulin sensitivity and carb ratio during the day (daily intervals). Your target blood glucose level can also be adjusted as daily intervals. In addition, you can edit what you think your activity level should be as a percentage – plus more settings!

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Last but not least: the calculations

At the bottom centre of the screen, you’ll find a “+” button, which is where you start the carb or insulin calculator for a recommended dose. Follow the steps to…

1) Enter your blood glucose level or wirelessly connect your NFC or Bluetooth glucose meter
2) Add the amount of carbs in your food or find the food from the database
3) Select if you have or will be exercising by choosing the type and duration of your activity. You’ll also be asked if you’ve taken insulin within the previous 4 hours.

There you have it: your personalised insulin or carb recommendation. Then add it to your logbook if you want!

diabetes software quality

Why should your diabetes technology be Hedia?

At Hedia, our aim is to make diabetes easier, which we strive to do with an intuitive, clean, and secure app design. Hedia Diabetes Assistant is a medical device, with its safety ensured by the fact that it has been CE-marked and has received certification to ISO 13485:2016.

By using your different targets and ratios, we want an assistant that works for you. As such, we think that you should be the best judge of this diabetes technology. Go ahead and try it. It’s free – you’ve got nothing to lose!

Get in touch!

Of course, don’t hesitate to make use of our support by emailing support@hedia.co or filling out the contact form.

You’ll hear from us within 24 hours.

    Hedia as a medical device software
    Hedia is a medical device software registered in the Danish Medicines Agency (Lægemiddelstyrelsen). Hedia has a CE-certification mark stating conformity with the EU directive for medical devices sold within the EU.

    Read our user manual here to learn more about how to use Hedia.