For anyone suffering from diabetes or other ailments requiring a blood glucose meter, it is assuredly safe to say there have been some incredible advancements being made. Not only in terms of accuracy and portability, but also in the design, capture and transferring of important and vital patient data which is making the treatment and monitoring of these illnesses easier than ever.
With so many intuitive and varied blood glucose meters available to the consumer, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that will befit your own circumstances optimally. We’re not here to tell you which one to go for as that should be discussed with your medical practitioner. However, we will be splurging on some of the incredible features and advancements that have been made to blood glucose meters that have made the lives of sufferers around the world so much easier.
What Does A Blood Glucose Meter Measure?
A blood glucose meter is an instrumental part of any diabetics’ life, it acts as the essential testing system that allows them to monitor for drops in sugar levels and can assist with the appropriate course of action if there is a reading that suggests as such.
A blood glucose meter can also assist patients in understanding the inherent link between sugar, exercise, diet, and insulin levels in a way that allows them to take charge of their ailment and feel more secure in their day-to-day lives.
Feature: Automatic Calibration
One of the most common issues associated with the older blood glucose meters has been a calibration error that is instigated from the improper or slightly off insertion of a testing strip. There have been marked advancements in automating the calibrations of most typical blood glucose meters that have negated to need for manual input which has been a lifesaver and timesaver for many sufferers.
Feature: Bluetooth Data Transfer
Yes, there’s even blood glucose meters that have Bluetooth enabled connectivity. This has allowed superior levels of data retention, accuracy, and simplicity of keeping an eye on the vital levels and have them seamlessly transfer to a user’s mobile phone. Keeping accurate readings available wherever a user may be can only serve them on living a less inconvenient lifestyle while keeping them safe and healthy.
There’s so much more to come and we can’t wait to see what new innovations lay around the corner.
Erik Jackson has been a senior editor at Health News Tribune for three years. Fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and Arabic, he focuses on diseases and conditions and the newest trends in medicine.