How to measures Diabetes at home?
Home kits, glucoWatch and some other instruments are used to measures diabetes at home.
Diabetes is a disease that needs constant attention. One needs to keep a track of the blood sugar level so as to avoid any complications in health. This is also vital to manage preventive measures for keeping blood sugar under check.
For the convenience of the diabetic, various ways have been invented to measure diabetes at home:
- Home kits are available that contain a lancet to prick the finger for a blood sample which is then placed under the tester that detects the amount of sugar in the blood.
- There are also some instruments where the patient can take the sample form alternate body parts, for instance, the arms, foregoing the pain in the finger. This measure is seldom preferred due to varying levels of sugar in the rest of the parts of the body, resulting in inaccurate results.
- A GlucoWatch that constantly examines by way of tiny electric particles is another way of assessment. Though this keeps a constant check, it has its own drawbacks.
- There are insulin tablets which also help regulate diabetes in desired ways.
A healthy meal and exercise must, thus, be supported with frequent checks to keep blood sugar instability at bay.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Oct 12, 2011
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