Boston College and Heads Up Health Partner to Help Patients Monitor Metabolic Health

Enabling individuals to calculate and track the Glucose-Ketone Index alongside all other vital health metrics

Heads Up Health, the leading consumer software for personal health data analytics, is pleased to announce their collaboration with top-tier research university, Boston College. Through this collaboration, Heads Up Health has licensed intellectual property developed by Boston College to enable healthy people or individuals with chronic ailments to instantly calculate their glucose-ketone index (GKI) and track their GKI values alongside other vital health metrics.

Dr. Thomas Seyfried of Boston College states “we developed the Glucose Ketone Index Calculator (GKIC) as a simple tool to help cancer patients manage the growth of their tumors. The index is also effective for managing diseases and conditions associated with metabolic dysfunction including Type 2 diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, insulin resistance and traumatic brain injury. The GKIC measures the ratio of glucose to ketone bodies in the blood, which is expressed as the Glucose Ketone Index (GKI). The lower the GKI, the greater the level of therapeutic ketosis and general health. We have partnered with Heads Up Health as they provide the software platform that makes it easy for patients to calculate and track how the GKI compares to their other vital health data.”

We have partnered with Heads Up Health as they provide the software platform that makes it easy for patients to calculate and track how the glucose-ketone index compares to their other vital health data."

Dr. Thomas Seyfried


“The GKI is one of many important health metrics that individuals need to track when adopting metabolic therapies such as ketogenic diets and fasting protocols,” said David Korsunsky, Founder & CEO of Heads Up Health. “By enabling individuals to connect and unify their health and medical data from over twenty-thousand U.S. health systems, hospitals, clinics, laboratory facilities, pharmacies, devices, wearables and mobile health applications, our users can easily track their GKI and understand how it correlates it with other health metrics.”

“I monitor my Glucose Ketone Index (GKI) daily to maintain an effective state of therapeutic ketosis, an essential part of my cancer treatment regime. The Heads Up Health app effortlessly tracks my GKI values and, most helpfully, allows me to graphically analyze my GKI data over time in relation to all the other health markers I track” said Jim Allen, a long-time Heads Up Health user.

Heads Up Health is currently supporting the needs of thousands of users who are taking a more active role in managing their own care. Interested individuals can learn more and create their free account at

Additional resources:

·       Heads Up Health blog post: Tracking the Glucose-Ketone Index

·       BioMed Central – Nutrition & Metabolism: The glucose ketone index calculator: a simple tool to monitor therapeutic efficacy for metabolic management of brain cancer

·       The Quantified Body: 5-day Water Fast Results

About Heads Up Health

Heads Up Health has developed a cutting edge health analytics product designed to help individuals instantly retrieve their health data out of the highly fragmented medical systems, doctor’s offices, PDF files, spreadsheets, paper records, wearable devices, and mobile apps.

The software easily and securely aggregates all of this data into a cloud-based, encrypted system and provides unique and powerful analytics tools designed to empower individuals to transform their health.

About Boston College

Founded in 1863, Boston College has an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion. 

Boston College is also a private research institution with over 14,000 undergraduate and graduate enrolled students each year with strong research programs in biology, chemistry, physics and other departments with approximately $50 million in research funding each year.

For more information, please contact Dave Korsunsky at or 617-955-0225

Source: Heads Up Health


Categories: Healthcare

Tags: cancer, diabetes, glucose, ketogenic diet, metabolism, obesity

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