Regular glucose monitoring can be uncomfortable and tedious. Some systems require you carry around a separate container of testing strips and lancets, a monitor, a record book and a disposal container for the used lancets. With these systems, you have to load the lancet, test your blood, wait for a read out, record the read out and then dispose of the used lancet. This means that you are traveling with a medical kit every time you leave the house.
But, regularly checking your glucose levels does not have to be that complicated any more. With an integrated system you can quickly and accurately monitor your glucose levels.
Why is An All-In-One Glucose Monitoring System so Much Better?
1. Your lancets shouldn't hurt! It's the vibration of the needle as it pricks your finger that can cause pain. Research the glucose testing systems to find the least painful lancing technology.
These days, some lancing devices that offer customizable depth settings for different skin types (finger, palm, forearm, etc.). Additionally, with beveled lancets precisely designed for the least painful prick and technology that minimizes side-to-side motion as the lancet enters your skin, you can really start using a lancing system that is very comfortable.
2. Look for a Load-and-Go drum of preloaded test strips. This means that you won't have to handle individual glucose test strips when you're out at a restaurant or busy at work. This means that you no longer have to code the meter, leaving you with fewer steps to daily glucose monitoring.
3. Is the display bright and easy to read? If you can find it, a big, glow-in-the-dark screen lets you use your glucose monitor anywhere, day or night for quick sugar checks.
4. Find a glucose meter with good memory to store your results. If your meter can store a large number of readings, you can keep track of blood sugar trends and even upload them to a computer. You won't have to carry a blood sugar readings tracking journal with you. And, since you can transfer the information to a computer, you can print out your readings when you go to your physician.
Whether you check your blood glucose once a day or twenty times daily, it is important to have a monitoring system that is easy to use and integrates into your lifestyle. A good glucose monitoring system is convenient, small, and offers a powerhouse of features to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. And, most important - find a brand of products recommended by physicians and covered under your health insurance plan.
So, if you are tired of your old clunky journal and hauling around multiple components, simplify your life with a blood glucose testing system that works for your busy lifestyle.