Blood Glucose Monitors
There are many health conditions that we try to avoid by eating healthy and having a routine of exercises. Unfortunately there are certain medical conditions that cannot be avoided and that may affect someone because of genetics or other such unknown causes. Diabetes is one such condition that can affect children as young as five and adults as old as 40.
This condition causes your blood glucose to become too high. When you have large amounts of glucose or sugar in your blood it can cause serious problems that can injure the nerves, kidneys, and eyes. In some people it can cause heart disease or a stroke. The best way to keep this disease under control and properly treated is to use a blood glucose monitor.
Blood glucose monitors are used to help people get a handle on their diabetes and the problems that are connected to it. It is common for them to use this compact machine every day to monitor their blood glucose levels by pricking their fingertips. The blood from the fingertip is placed on an automatic lancing unit.
The results from the blood glucose monitors will help the person to decide what foods they should be eating that day, the level of physical activity they can handle, and what and how much medications they should be taking.
A blood glucose monitor is usually covered by the person’s insurance plan. In order to make sure that this happens though you need to receive approval from them so that they will reimburse you the money. Otherwise you could be paying it out of pocket and losing out on some essential money that you may need to spend elsewhere.
There are different monitors on the market that are made by different companies. Keep in mind that some of them will be easier to use then others and may not require as much blood to be given in order to get a good reading. Do your research and find something that you or your child (if they need it) can use with ease.
Your health care provider may be able to help choose a monitor that will work well for you and that is guaranteed to work properly. If you have any problems with the monitor you can contact the manufacturer via their toll free number.