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Monitoring blood sugar levels with a glucometer

Monitoring blood sugar levels with a glucometer

Food is never complete without a dessert. I cannot imagine eating my food without a delicious dessert. Dessert is definitely a must for me. I always have a craving for something sweet to eat. Who doesn’t have those sweet little cravings? There is only a little percentage of people who dislike the taste of sweetness. How can anyone deny sweets? I could never understand that myself. I had a friend who doesn’t like to eat sweets. Once I actually asked her, how can you not like sweets? But it is all about choices I guess. I know people who can’t live without sweets and well, that includes me.

But there is a disease that will prevent you from eating anything that is high in sugar or glucose level. And that disease is diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease where the level of sugar is high in blood. In this disease the person’s body stops creating insulin. The pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin is a hormone that controls blood sugar level.

Diabetes is caused due to lower level of insulin, body’s resistance to insulin or both the conditions. Food is broken down to form energy. In this process, insulin plays a very important role. Insulin moves the glucose from bloodstream into fat, muscle, and liver cells, where it is used as energy. People who have diabetes have high blood sugar level. The pancreas do not perform its basic function. When blood sugar rises in any person’s body, following symptoms can be seen; blurry vision, excess thirst, fatigue, weight loss, hunger and frequent urination. Detection of diabetes is easy; it can be done in the pathology laboratory by urine analysis. If any symptoms of high blood sugar is seen then following test should be done: fasting blood glucose test, post lunch glucose test, Hemoglobin A1 test and oral glucose tolerance test.

If you have diabetes, it’s very important to check your blood sugar level regularly. It is very tedious job to visit a pathology laboratory, but checking your blood sugar level is equally important. There are many devices available in the market which will help you check your blood sugar level at home. These devices are small and compact. They can be carried anywhere. They are small enough to fit in your palm. These devices are small and compact, and this thing makes them easy to carry. When you are traveling you need not worry about finding a pathology laboratory to test your blood sugar level. These devices are your pathology lab. These devices have made life so easy for those people who have fluctuating diabetes.

The traditional devices for testing blood sugar level comes with a device, test strips, small needles called as lancets and a log book for recording your blood sugar level every time you test. This complete set can be easily purchased from any pharmacy without any prescription from a doctor. You can consult your doctor if you want him to help you choosing the right device. Doctor will also guide you on how to use the machine. These devices are called as glucometer.

The market is full of variety of these machines. Here I am listing few which I am sure will help you:

Bayer’s Contour USB – It’s a rechargeable machine and helps you test your blood sugar level.

Freestyle Freedom Lite – This device is small in size and it is very convenient in use. Being small in size, it can be easily carried while traveling.

Optium Xceed – This device will not just test blood sugar level but also ketone levels. It is very small in size as well.

Accu-Check Aviva – This machine is the most preferred. It is lightweight and has a slender body. It is a discreet and comfortable choice for those who want to check their blood sugar level regularly. There are other models also available in Accu-Check like Accu-Check Mobile, Accu-Check-Combo, Accu-Check Aviva Nano, Accu-Check Advantage and Accu-Check Aviva Active. Other brands like Bayer, BBI Health care, Bbraun, GlucoRx, etc. also offer machines which will help you check your blood sugar level effortlessly.

There are so many to choose from. Choosing the right device will make your life simpler and easier. Controlled diabetes makes like easier and enjoyable. It prevents other diseases that might come because of high blood sugar level. The key is to stay healthy and indulge in activities that give you peace and joy.