Latest Technology Diabetes Tracking Systems
Diabetes patients have to be monitored to maintain blood sugar at a good level. This is especially important for people with diabetes using insulin. Many patients puncture their fingertip once or several times a day with a glucose meter. Thanks to the systems developed in recent years, continuous sugar measurement can be provided by a sensor placed on the skin. This provides insight into the fluctuations in blood sugar for 24 hours, allowing nutrition and diabetes treatment to be tailored to these measurements. This system is similar to monitoring blood pressure with a Holter device instead of taking blood pressure measurements several times a day
Most modern follow-up and treatment methodsThere are different characteristics to the glucose measurement systems used in Liv Hospital. In one of these systems, blood glucose monitoring can be performed for 14 days without the need of fingertip measurement. In the other system, the record is for 6 days. Finger tip measurements should be taken 2-3 times a day. The advantage of this system is that the system can send remote monitoring information to the physician or relatives of the patient. In addition, if the blood sugar is too low, the device alerts you. For these reasons, it is the method of choice for inpatients.
For which diabetics are the glucose monitoring systems are particularly recommended?
- If the patient is using insulin and needs to better monitor the course of blood sugar,
- If glucose monitoring is needed, but the patient is uncomfortable with puncturing,
- If the patient is pregnant,
- If the patient cannot feel even though blood sugar is too low,
- If the relationship between exercise, nutrition, and blood sugar changes have to be better monitored,
- If remote monitoring is needed by the relatives of the diabetic (children, home care patients, etc.)