When you have diabetes, it’s important to regulate your blood sugar to keep your glucose levels in a healthy range. Most people use a blood-glucose monitor to do this. It’s an important part of diabetes management, but it’s not the only tool that can help you prevent complications associated with this disease. Check out these high-tech tools that can help you prevent complications associated with diabetes:
Poor circulation in the feet can be a major problem if you have diabetes. Without adequate blood flow to your foot, you can develop an ulcer or open sore. But if you don’t have any feeling in your foot, how will you know there’s a problem?
SmartSox developed at the University of Arizona contain tiny sensors that monitor the temperature, pressure, and angles of the joints in your feet that can detect the first sign of an ulcer. If the SmartSox detects a problem, it sends a message to your doctor who can help you prevent the problem from getting worse.
If you don’t enjoy pricking your finger once or twice a day to test your blood glucose level (who does?), a new testing device may be the answer. Researchers at Western New England University are testing a device that can measure blood glucose levels using a breath test. The device will be used in two clinical trials this year. And if the studies show positive results for the accuracy of the device, you’ll soon be able to buy one yourself.
Mobile Apps to Monitor Diabetes
When you’re regularly checking your glucose levels, it can be a chore to keep track of the results throughout the day and throughout the week. But it doesn’t have to be. Mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet that connect directly to some blood glucose testing devices can keep track of the results for you. You can also use these apps to keep track of your diet. And with a finger swipe and click of a button you can send the results to your doctor’s office.
Every effort you make to keep your blood glucose levels in a healthy range will make a difference. Eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise, and follow your doctor’s orders, and make use of these tech tools to be healthier, live longer, and control your diabetes.
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