What was the first thing that popped into your mind when you saw this word? Most of us would think of the long list of sweet things that suddenly become forbidden. But for people who have this condition, there is yet another thing that comes to mind. It is the regular blood sugar checks and the issues that make it such a cumbersome affair.
Why do you need to check the blood sugar levels regularly if you are diabetic?
Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is a condition where the body is unable to absorb the sugar (glucose) in the blood. This leads to high sugar levels in the blood.
There are 3 types of diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
Now diabetes can’t be cured, but with the right diet and medicine, you can lead a normal life. In order to do that, you need to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels. This will tell you if you are doing the right thing. If not, you will have to alert your doctor.
Note– Gestational diabetes disappears after delivery, but moms who have had gestational diabetes are at a risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Why do people avoid regular blood sugar checks?
The main reason people present when asked why they don’t do regular blood sugar checkups is – “I was BUSY.”
Ok. Agreed! Most of us feel that 24 hours is a little too less for us. But then there are so many glucometers in the market nowadays that makes it possible to take this test at the place and time of one’s choosing!
Despite the availability, not many people opt for this device due to steep prices of the test strips. So most of the people resort to not testing their blood glucose levels.
Now you may think that if you are already diagnosed with diabetes and follow your medication, then there is no need to check blood sugar levels periodically. That and the high cost of test strips make many people assume that they are saving up!
But in reality not checking blood sugar levels, even if you are taking your medicines without fail, is something that can lead to issues. If you don’t test, how will you know if the medicines are working for you? Therefore, invest in a quality glucometer today!
How is ALERE™ G1 GLUCOMETER beneficial?
Alere G1 glucometer will help you make your blood sugar tests a breeze. With this glucometer, you can get accurate test results without even stepping foot in a lab!
This is possible thanks to the 99.9% pure gold electrodes present in the test strips.
Ok, the mention of gold may make you think that the test strips are expensive, but the price of one strip is less than Rs 10/-!
All you need is a small drop, and you will get accurate results in 5 seconds! With the automatic strip ejector, you can ensure that the hygiene aspect is taken care of.
Not just that, it is already coded as per test requirements. Moreover, it can store up to 500 test results. Wth this device, you can maintain the records of 5 different people. This means it can be used for more than one member of the family, which gives it one more point for being cost effective.
So if you are diabetic, don’t fret! All you need is good care, exercise and food. That and regular blood sugar checks with Alere G1 glucometer.