Enter the fasting glucose and fasting insulin into the calculator to determine the Homa Index. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

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## Homa Index Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Homa Index.

HI = (Fasting Glucose * Fasting Insulin) / 405

Variables:

- HI is the Homa Index
- Fasting Glucose is the fasting blood glucose level (mg/dL)
- Fasting Insulin is the fasting insulin level (μU/mL)

To calculate the Homa Index, multiply the fasting blood glucose level by the fasting insulin level. Then divide the result by 405.

## What is a Homa Index?

A Homa Index, or Homeostatic Model Assessment, is a method used to quantify insulin resistance and beta-cell function. It is derived from fasting glucose and insulin concentrations. This index is commonly used in epidemiological studies and clinical research to assess insulin resistance, a condition that is often associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

## How to Calculate Homa Index?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Homa Index.

- First, determine the fasting blood glucose level (Fasting Glucose) in mg/dL.
- Next, determine the fasting insulin level (Fasting Insulin) in μU/mL.
- Next, gather the formula from above = HI = (Fasting Glucose * Fasting Insulin) / 405.
- Finally, calculate the Homa Index.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Fasting Glucose (mg/dL) = 100

Fasting Insulin (μU/mL) = 10