Diabetes is a complex condition and a vast amount is unknown regarding what affects blood sugar and by how much. However, there are certain life circumstances where some features of Quin may not be as useful to you as they were previously or not suitable at all. The long term intention is for Quin to be developed to become suitable for all stages of life but, at present, this is not the case.

Below are a list of some of the circumstances where the features of Quin are not appropriate for you:

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is known to have an effect on blood sugar as well as potential changes to a number of life routines, treatments and other medication. Because of the complexity and number of unknowns around pregnancy and diabetes, Quin should not be used while you are pregnant.

Non-insulin blood sugar lowering medication, e.g. Metformin

Taking non-insulin blood sugar lowering medications will have an effect on blood sugar and, as Quin does not currently record these medications or take them into account, Quin should not be used while taking any non-insulin blood sugar lowering medication.

Below are a list of some of the circumstances where you should consider whether the features of Quin are appropriate for you or not:

Short term medication, e.g. Steroids

Taking short term medications like steroid may have an effect on blood sugar and, as Quin does not currently record these medications, features like the blood sugar graph and 'What have I done in the past?' may no longer be representative of what you are going through and so should not be relied upon whilst taking the medication. The same may be true if you use the Timeline for reminding yourself what you have done previously.

Features like background routines and past and future recording of food, insulin, correction doses and hypo treatments may still be useful for self-managing and assisting with reminding you of when you did certain actions as well as how long they may be affecting your blood sugar for.

Short term illness (e.g. colds, infections)

Short term illnesses like colds and infections may have an effect on blood sugar and, as Quin does not currently record these illnesses, features like the blood sugar graph and 'What have I done in the past?' may no longer be representative of what you are going through and so should not be relied upon whilst taking the medication. The same may be true if you use the Timeline for reminding yourself what you have done previously.

Features like background routines and past and future recording of food, insulin, correction doses and hypo treatments may still be useful for self-managing and assisting with reminding you of when you did certain actions as well as how long they may be affecting your blood sugar for.

Menopause

Going through menopause may have an effect on blood sugar and, as Quin does not currently track the hormone changes associated with menopause, features like the blood sugar graph and 'What have I done in the past?' may no longer be representative of what you are going through and so should not be relied upon. The same may be true if you use the Timeline for reminding yourself what you have done previously.

Features like background routines and past and future recording of food, insulin, correction doses and hypo treatments may still be useful for self-managing and assisting with reminding you of when you did certain actions as well as how long they may be affecting your blood sugar for.

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