If you have diabetes, it's time to go shopping! Unfortunately, not for anything terribly cool, but you will need to pick up a glucose meter that can monitor your blood sugar levels, and glucose test strips to feed into the meter. It's easy with the OneTouch UltraSmart meter from Lifescan.
A blood sugar meter, in it's simplest form, will tell you what your blood glucose levels are at any moment in time. However, as you've probably discussed with your doctor, there's a lot more to it - how recently have you eaten? What did you eat? Have you been exercising? What are the trends showing with regard to your blood sugar going up or down at different times of day. Frankly, with the old fashioned glucose logs, this type of things was really hard to keep track of... there was just too much data to be able to compile it.
Once the data's stored in your glucose meter, you can look at it whenever you want. The data is presented in a variety of charts and graphs to make it easy to understand and you can spot trends in a glance.
- Current v. Average Blood Sugar Levels: Compare your most recent results from your glucose test to the average you've been getting that time of day for the last 2 weeks.
- Logbook: The logbook is a digital version of a normal blood sugar journal that documents the date and time of the test with comments on medications, food, health and exercise. You do not need to key in the time and date of your tests, the meter tracks that information immediately. Users will however, need to enter in all info in the comments section.
- A Chart Of Glucose Level in relationship to your mealtimes. Find out if your blood sugar tends to be high or low after meals. What impact is your diet having on your glucose levels?
- Graph of Blood Sugar Testing Results: This graph allows you to have a look at all your readings, organized by date.
-Graph By Time of Day: This graph is interactive and allows you to see and analyze your test results by time of day. During the last fourteen days in graph form.
- Average of All Results: This information shows you the number of tests you have finished and the averages of all your testing results over the time you have used the meter.
- Hypoglycemic Events: If you have a tendency to become hypoglycemic around meals or bed time, then this feature will help you track those events.
Wow - all this data... it's no wonder the Lifescan UltraSmart Blood Sugar Meter has become so popular. Not only are you collecting the information you need, but it's organized for you in a valuable way that means you can actually put it to good use. That's what makes the UltraSmart different!
Managing your diabetes is just one of those things that must be done. Make it simple, fast and comfortable with the LifeScan One Touch UltraSmart blood glucose meter. Alternatively, compare it with another favorite glucose monitor, the Accucheck meter.