Keeping Up With Glucose Monitoring
With a lifestyle disease such as diabetes, routine checks must be in place to ensure your loved one’s condition. Glucose meters are common tools to measure one’s blood sugar levels but as the necessity continues every day, you may consider a more helpful tool or combination of practices in your measurement.
For example, a continuous glucose monitoring device is an FDA-approved system that records a person’s blood sugar levels day in and day out. Readings can be collected automatically within set time intervals. Imagine the amount of manual work that can be eliminated during the setup and preparation of each blood sugar reading session.
Some patients and their families may continue to opt for the tried and tested analog method – especially if they have established the routine and are more comfortable with the procedure. Keeping a handy logbook and the glucose meters in hand, recording is done swiftly and data is kept safely in the indicated space.
Whatever method the patient chooses to deploy and practice, the ultimate goal remains – monitoring the blood sugar numbers to evaluate trends and guide the next decision. Measurement, especially after taking meals or doing other activities provide quantitative feedback on the patient’s situation. It also helps if the measurement becomes a part of the daily schedule as it is easily remembered and missing one entry can be avoided.
Recently diagnosed patients and their families may need more time to get used to this additional task. Some people may need additional support to help set up and record. Whenever you need help, our home care solutions are just a call away.
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