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HOW TO SELECT A GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM?

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Choosing the right glucose monitoring system is never an easy choice. There are several different types of glucose monitors available in the marketing with each one presenting a variety of features. In general, there is no such a thing as good or bad blood glucose monitor. The choice is dependent on a number of factors […]

TARGET BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS

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Proper measurement of blood glucose levels plays a crucial role in diabetes management. With the overall number of diabetics on the rise, the importance of regular glucose monitoring is more critical than over. The good news is, people who take charge of their own glucose monitoring have been shown to have fewer complications and less hospital […]

BAYER CONTOUR NEXT GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM

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Among a variety of monitoring systems available in the market, the newly developed blood glucose monitoring system that has received high acclaim is the Contour NEXT, made by Bayer. Bayer Contour NEXT glucose monitoring system has been in use for several years and is remarkably easy to use. The Contour NEXT has gone through extensive […]

I HAVE DIABETES, WHAT CAN I EAT?

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The first thing all diabetics should know is that diabetes is a progressive disorder. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin and Type 2 is treated with medications, dietary changes and exercise. Diabetes is relatively easy to control but if neglected the complications of the disorder are devastating. Quality of life is minimally affected if […]

GLUCOSE MONITORING ADVANCES – ALTERNATIVE METHODS TO PRICKING FINGERS

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Blood glucose measurements using finger pricks has always been the Gold standard. This method has been thoroughly analyzed and found to be reproducible, reliable, and generates dependable results. However, this method of analyzing blood sugar is now facing resistance because of the development of newer non-invasive methods. Pricking the finger each time to obtain blood […]

HOME MONITORING OF BLOOD GLUCOSE

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Monitoring of blood glucose at home is now widely practiced. All experts in diabetes agree that home monitoring of glucose can help make management of diabetes a lot easier. However, there are a variety of home monitoring devices out on the market and choosing the right one is an overwhelming task for the average patient. […]

HOW MUCH EXERCISE DOES A DIABETIC NEED?

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There is no question that exercise is good for overall health. However, the type, intensity and amount of exercise required for diabetics is debatable. Some experts recommend intense exercises and others suggest any type of exercise, as long as it is performed regularly and for a reasonable time. Prior to starting any exercise, diabetics should […]