Recently, more efforts have been done in the area of blood glucose monitoring. Since millions of people suffer from diabetes
around the world, checking the blood glucose level is essential part of keeping the disease under control.
Currently, most people use blood glucose meters that require you to prick the finger many times a day, which is not so pleasant for the sufferers of this disease.
Scientists at Arizona State University
together with the Mayo Clinic
decided to design a monitor that is far less painful. The innovative device requires you to touch your tear ducts
, which is less uncomfortable than finger pricking.
To get the test sample, you need to take the fluid from the eyes, absorbing small amounts of fluid to measure the glucose level. Scientists say that glucose in tears tells about glucose levels just as accurately as during a blood test
Researchers hope that the new method will encourage people to check their blood sugar level more often.
, a leading manufacturer of blood glucose monitors for people dealing with diabetes
has released a novel product called One Touch Delica Lancing System
For people with diabetes, regular blood glucose testing
is a part of their daily routine.
Didget, the first blood glucose monitoring system for children
was released by Bayer Diabetes Care
in the US after its successful launch in the UK in 2009. Among the variety of blood glucose monitors available at the market, the Didget is the only one that is intended specifically for child's use.
Fat accumulating around the hips may actually do some good to your health, as the latest research showed that it may protect against diabetes.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston discovered that subcutaneous fat in the hips and thighs areas may contribute to reduction of insulin levels and improvement of insulin sensitivity, which is important for regulation of blood sugar.
According to the latest research, those people who suffer from diabetes are at danger of developing serious foot problems including amputation. During a study conducted at Ninewells Hospital Medical School in Dundee, Scotland, 100 patients aged 24 to 89 took part in foot-size examination to reveal their foot problems. All the patients had to undergo feet examination in a sitting and standing positions.