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Welcome!

It’s very important for us to give you a great start using Hedia.

We want you to embark on this journey with us, to get more control of your diabetes, while letting go of it. To get more time-in-range, and to have fewer worries.

If you have any questions at all, just ping us at support@hedia.co

We are here to help you.

Peter Lucas, our founder, will guide you through all you need to know to get the most out of Hedia.

Let’s get started ↓

welcome

How to get started with Hedia

Hi! I am the co-founder of Hedia. And I am going to show you how to use our assistant.

I have diabetes type 1 myself, and started Hedia to figure out a solution to my own (and million of others) daily challenges having type 1.

let’s get to it!

Watch the video to get a quick guide on how to sign up.

1) Create your Hedia user

After you’ve clicked the “join now” button, you have to tell us if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You can also tell us your gender, weight, height and birthday.

Click “yes” if you want to receive our team’s awesome and useful guides and advice directly to your mailbox.

To finish your signup you can either watch the short guide of how to use Hedia – or just click past it.

Now you’ve created your Hedia user! Congratulations!

2) Set up your insulin calculator and you’re good to go!

Let me now introduce you to our insulin calculator. This is your helper, whenever you need to take your insulin. This is the calculator that makes sure, you’re not relying on guesstimations – but actually calculates the insulin dosage you need based on what you eat and drink.

The first time you’re using Hedia, you need to tell it a little bit about yourself, to make sure you get the most accurate recommendations.

After you’ve clicked the “+” button and “Let’s go”, you need to tell us:

  • whether you’re using a pen or a pump
  • which unit you use to measure your blood glucose
  • Your total daily dosage of insulin or your insulin sensitivity and your insulin-to-carb-ratio

Don’t worry, it doesn’t take that much time, and when you’re done you can get your very first insulin recommendation!

Watch the video to get a quick guide on how to set up your insulin calculator ↓
3) Get your first insulin dosis recommendation

High five! Now you’re done with the boring part of the setup. Now let’s give you your first insulin recommendation.

When you’ve used Hedia a couple of times, it’s not that difficult.

Press the “+” button in the bottom of your screen

Choose “enter manually” or the “sync with device” button

Measure your blood glucose and enter it manually or send it wirelessly through NFC (Near Field Communication)

Press the “calculate insulin” button

Tell us if you’ve taken insulin within the last 4 hours

That’s it! Now you’ve gotten your first insulin dosage recommendation. If you’re gonna eat, then jump to step number 4, so you can get a recommendation based on your carb intake!

Oh, and by the way I’d recommend you to finish up with adding the data to your logbook. This will make it way easier for you to keep track of how you’re doing and you will be able to show your numbers to your diabetes doctor.

Watch the video to get a quick guide on how to get your first insulin recommendation.
4) Use the food database to calculate your carbs

If you’re about to enjoy a meal or a drink, Hedia can easily assist you in counting the carbs and give you an insulin recommendation.

Start by pressing the food icon in the bottom of your screen.

Now you can choose to add your meal from our food database, developed by our nutrition specialists, or to enter the carbs in your meal manually.

If you choose the food database you have over 1500 food items to pick from. When you find the food items your meal consists of, you just have to type in the amount of it.

Now Hedia will tell you the amount of carbs in your meal – and aaaaall that is left to do is to click the “calculate insulin” button!

Get to know how you get the most out of the food database
5) Take your physical activity into account

When and how much you work out also has an impact on your blood sugar levels. That’s why you’re also able to add your physical activity to Hedia, when we’re giving you an insulin recommendation.

You do that right after you’ve typed in your blood glucose level (or transferred your measurement wirelessly) by clicking the activity icon in the bottom of your screen. Now you can tell Hedia if you just worked out or if you’re going to work out later – and for how long.

If you want to keep track of your physical activity – just add it to your logbook, it’s quick and easy!

That’s it!

I hope you’ll enjoy using your own personal diabetes assistant. And hey, please remember, that if you’re ever in doubt or have a question about Hedia, you can always reach our support-team at support@hedia.co, phone: 7174 1663 or ping us at Facebook.

Watch the video to get a quick guide on how to add your activity
Questions? Suggestions? Ideas? Share them with us!

We’re here for you!

Hedia is a team of nutrition experts, nurses, data scientists and developers, ready to answer all your questions on Facebook or support@hedia.co. You’ll hear from us within 24 hours.

    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 to get all the details of how to use Hedia.