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Hedia’s insulin calculator

Get your suggested insulin dosage quick and easy from your personal diabetes assistant. With Hedia you get in a better headspace and can take a load off your shoulders. 

You don’t need to challenge your math skills – try to guess the right amount of insulin – or just rely on the same dosage of insulin you always take.

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insulin dosage

To get a more accurate insulin dosage, our calculator helps you assess the dosage of insulin, you need at the current time. In short, your doses will be tailored to your current needs and not just be a guesstimation!

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How the insulin calculator app works

When you’ve set up your personal account, the process is pretty straightforward. 

Let’s say, you’re about to have lunch – and you fancy a bowl of spaghetti bolognese and a sprite.

… You:

Insulin calculator

Open Hedia and enter your current blood glucose level – or you sync your blood glucose meter with Hedia through NFC

Find the food items of your meal and your sprite in our advanced food database – and add it to the calculation

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insulin calculation example

Tell Hedia if you’ve exercised today – or if you’re planning to exercise, and if so – which kind of exercise and the duration of it. Hedia will also ask you, if you’ve taken insulin within the last 4 hours 

And that’s it! Hedia now gives you a recommended insulin dosage.

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… Anything else?
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Hedia’s also there for you when you need to regulate your blood sugar in case it’s too low or too high. 

Hedia will then suggest either a carb intake or a dosage of insulin to regulate your blood sugar and get you more time-in-range.

And if you find Hedia helpful?  Then go ahead and tell us when you’ld like to get reminders to remeasure your blood sugar. You can also use our logbook, that shows you visual and insightful statistics of how you’re doing!

how to get started
How to get started

When you’ve downloaded Hedia – next step is to create your personal user.

When you do so, you tell us:

Whether you use an insulin pump or pen

If you use mmoI/L or mg/dL to measure your blood glucose level

Your insulin sensitivity factor (your doctor will tell you this, alternatively you can use the 100-rule or the 1800-rule to calculate it)

Your insulin-to-carb ratio (your doctor will tell you this, alternatively you can use the 500-rule to calculate it)

… And that’s it – now you’re ready to roll!

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Who can use the calculator?

Our insulin calculator is tailored to people with insulin-dependent diabetes over the age of 18.

Hedia has a CE-certification mark stating conformity with safety standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. This means, Hedia is currently on the market in all European countries. Our regulatory team is working on getting Hedia on the market in other countries as well.

Hedia ́s “why” and what gets us going every day

Hedia is developed in collaboration between people with diabetes type 1 and 2, health professionals and our hardworking developers. Hedia was born, because of our co-founder Peter Lucas’ own experience with diabetes. He wanted to build something that could really help with the daily challenges that he himself and everyone else with insulin-dependent diabetes experience.

Curious to know more about the insulin calculator settings?

For Hedia to be the best diabetes assistant to you, we need to know some important basics about your diabetes.

Treatment type
First you let us know, if you use a pen (with half-unit precision or whole-unit precision) or a pump.

Blood glucose units
Then you tell us your blood glucose units. mmol/L is the most commonly used measurement in the UK, and mg/dL in the rest of Europe.

Fast-acting insulin or long-acting insulin

Now, we also need to know which kinds of insulin, you take. As you might know, insulin comes in many types. The main differences between the types are: 1) how quickly it starts affecting your blood sugar and 2) for how long it actually impacts your blood sugar.

Insulin settings: Insulin sensitivity factor and insulin-to-carb ratio

To give you an accurate insulin recommendation, we use your insulin-to-carb ratio and your insulin sensitivity factor.

The insulin-to-carb ratio tells us how many grams of carbohydrate one unit of insulin covers. Your insulin sensitivity factor tells us how much your blood glucose can be expected to fall on one unit of fast-acting insulin.

Daily targets and intervals

You also let us know what your target blood glucose levels are at different times of the day. This helps us understand what time-in-range is to you, and what your personal goals are. This is typically something you have discussed with your diabetes doctor as well.

You can choose to use our default targets and daily intervals, or create your own.

… Now, maybe you’re already very well acquainted with all these medical terms. Or maybe, they’re all new to you. If the latter is the case, don’t worry! We’re here to help you!

Questions? Want to know more about how Hedia can help you?

We are here to help you!

Hedia has a team of nutrition experts, nurses, machine learners and our amazing developers ready to answer all your questions at support@hedia.co, or fill out the contact form.

Hedia as a medical device software
Hedia is a medical device software registered in the Danish Medicines board (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.