Glucose targets, insulin sensitivity and insulin ratios
The next screen will let you choose your target glucose levels, insulin sensitivity and insulin to carbohydrates ratio. The following parameters are very important for precise insulin calculations.
- Hyperglycemia and high glucose levels – those levels will be used by the application to warn you when your glucose is high or too high. Also those settings will let the app show you warnings for example to delay your next meal if your glucose is high. Those settings will be used in the provided charts and diagrams too.
- Glucose target – your desired perfect glucose level. This parameter will be used by the app to calculate the needed medicine dosage/insulin units among with other settings.
- Hypoglycemia and low glucose levels – those levels will be used by the app to warn you about dangerously low glucose levels. They’ll be also used in the provided charts and diagrams.
- Insulin sensitivity (hourly) – Insulin sensitivity factor (ISF) is very important for precise calculations for the needed insulin. The application will use this parameter to calculate how much insulin your body will need for a given period of time. Basically this is how much insulin is needed to lower your glucose level to normal ranges if it’s currently high in a period of 3-4 hours. If it’s hard for you to determine this factor, please leave it by default and try to set it properly after testing your ISF carefully. You can test it by injecting very small amount of insulin when you’re with high glucose levels and check how your glucose levels react, checking them every 30-40 minutes during the next hours. Before trying anything like this talk to your endocrinologist.
- Carbohydrates ratio (hourly) – this parameters tells how many units of insulin your body needs to “cover” a specified number of carbohydrates. For example if your ratio is 12, your body will need 1 unit of insulin to cover every 12 grams of carbohydrates that you eat. If you can’t determine this value precisely please leave it by default and ask your doctor how to calculate it precisely.
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