The What’s Ahead graph is based on the blood sugar readings you share with Quin through Apple Health. We require a certain number of readings in order to produce the graph. This essentially requires a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to achieve the required number of readings. Users without enough blood sugar readings instead see a flat timeline feature.
The phases and duration of food have been chosen as an average 2 hours after discussions with our Clinical Advisory Board. As the science around how each food affects blood sugar is uncertain, we have agreed to display the 2 hour average based on a generalised processing of food through the body.
The insulin information phases and durations are derived from the scientific information provided by the manufacturers of the insulins. Below is a list showing the the sources we have used for insulin notifications and visualisations in the app:
Name (UK): Tresiba
Name (UK): Toujeo
Name (UK): Lantus
Name (UK): Abasaglar
Name (UK): Levemir
Name (UK): NovoRapid
Identifier: Insulin-aspart-u100-nicotinamide (Fiasp)
Name (UK): Fiasp
Name (UK): Humalog
Identifier: Insulin-glulisine-u100 (Apidra)
Name (UK): Apidra
Quin does not replace informed judgement, clinical advice nor structured education regarding the use and self-adjustment of insulin.