Insulin Sensitivity Factor (ISF) indicates how much one unit of rapid or regular insulin will lower the blood glucose (mg/dll or g/mol).
The correction factor is the calculation to determine the dose of insulin necessary to correct the glycemia.
The insulin sensitivity factor may vary and be different from one time of the day to another even is possible that varies significantly between the disease stages.
When to use insulin correction factor?
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It is usual, when a person was just diagnosed with diabetes, he/she feels lost and confused. In response, being alone with his/her disease, he/she feels the need to search all kind of information. In these cases, the most recurrent way is Internet. We have selected a list of best diabetes blogs for you. Continue reading »
We are conscious that yesterday and today of diabetes are not the same. The development of the control and treatment criteria have been very relevant for the management of this disease.
With this new section we are going to travel across the time, sharing with you the diabetes’ evolution during all these years. Week after week, we will add new content with your help. Yes, that is! We want you to help us to fill out this section with before and after photos of diabetes control. Continue reading »
Do you want to know how we have developed Insulclock, a smart-insulin pen?
Insulclock’s background could be summarized in our more than four years of experience innovating and developing technological solutions, in order to improve the quality life of people with chronic diseases and their families. But of course, we are much more than that.
In this post we will tell you how we have developed Insulclock: a device that can turn any insulin pen into a smart one.
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The Spanish Public Healthcare System finances the insulin needles to insert in the pen. Necessary trips to monitor the glycemia are also financed.
Currently, many people complain that there is not enough resources, but above all else, they are complaining about the bad quality of what the healthcare system delivers. Patients will receive different brands or models depending on patient’s residence. Even in some healthcare centres where economic factor is scarce, they recommend to reuse needles. It is not the first time that a patient is heard complaining because a healthcare centre does not deliver enough needles, and tell him or her to reuse the needle.
It is forbidden by the Spanish law and by European regulation (explicitly written on the product packaging), needles cannot be used more than once, are not reusable. It must be used one new needle for every shot. Continue reading »
Living with diabetes implies to acquire daily knowledge on it continuously and this is why it is necessary to obtain a responsible management on this disease.
To be responsible does not only implies to carry out a proper control on glucose levels, moreover person with diabetes has to be aware of other aspects like waste management of things used during the treatment, i.e., drugs and utensils like needles, strips, lancets, etc. Continue reading »
Guide to count Carbs
Everybody should count and have into account the carbohydrates taken, what is something essential for being completely informed on ingested calories. Diabetics must pay much more attention to it.
Foods contain macronutrients, which provide the most part of the metabolic energy to the organism, like proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Carbohydrates are the macronutrient that increases the blood glucose level. For this reason, it is essential for people with diabetes to count the carbohydrates that they ingest.
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Diabetes y sexo: problemas sexuales en hombres y mujeres
La diabetes es una enfermedad metabólica que se caracteriza por hacer que la persona tenga elevados los niveles de azúcar (glucosa) en sangre. Esto es debido a un defecto en la producción o acción de la insulina, naturalmente fabricada por el páncreas, la cual posibilita que la glucosa pase de la sangre a las células y que nuestro cuerpo pueda crear energía. El fallo en este mecanismo genera un aumento de los niveles de glucosa en la sangre (hiperglucemia). Si no se controla de manera adecuada, a largo plazo la presencia constante de glucosa alta en sangre puede provocar alteraciones en la función de diversos órganos como los ojos, los riñones, los nervios, el corazón y los vasos sanguíneos. Diabetes y sexo está más relacionado de lo que pensamos.
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Insulclock is the result of all betatester
Insulclock you do it. It is the result that covers all the needs of chronic diabetes patients, those who need to inject insulin daily to survive. Our system has been designed based on the requests, suggestions, tips … we have received from all those people who have tested it.
We want to thank each and every one of the beta testers who have come to try Insulclock. Without them, it would not have been possible to have implemented a solution as complete and efficient as the one we have manufactured.
Our mission as a social enterprise is to improve the quality of life of millions of diabetic patients by increasing their adherence to treatment. Offering accurate, reliable and real-time information to endocrine, parent or guardian of diabetic patients.
In our day to day we breathe honesty, companionship and empathy. We believe in the possibility of being able to change the world with Insulclock and we know that we will improve the lives of the chronic patients of diabetes. We want to make people happy, normalizing their illness, while we enjoy our work.
You know, we work for and for you. If you want to join our betatester community, just send an email to email@example.com. We wait for you!
The first Spanish woman with diabetes to complete the 4 Deserts
Bea is the first spanish diabetic woman to finish races like the ‘4 Deserts‘ or ‘The Track‘ in Australia. This 36-year-old catalan was diagnosed with diabetes with only 10. In addition, to being a professional sportsperson, she is a journalist and her pace of activity is very frantic. Continue reading »