Did you know that diabetes kills thousands of people across the country? In fact, type 2 diabetes is on the rise due to the sedentary lifestyle, low exercise, and high fats and sugars diet that many of us subscribe to. The challenge is that many people wrongly assume that diabetes is just a minor condition when in fact, it is capable of killing someone who is not managing it well.
The Problem with Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce enough insulin to control blood sugars. This means that blood sugar that is too low or too high can have a debilitating effect on the person, and can even send them into shock and coma if left untreated. Even for someone who makes an effort to control blood sugar levels, the excess blood sugars can cause organ damage over time and even result in major organ failure or other chronic health conditions if it is not monitored very carefully.
What many people don’t realise and don’t want to accept is that their lifestyle is quite literally killing them slowly. Eating too many high-sugar, heavily processed foods that are also high in fats and oils is never a good thing. When combined with a largely sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise, the problem becomes even worse.
Often called the lifestyle disease, type 2 diabetes develops due to these multiple health factors. When it is diagnosed, it is important to take up as healthy a lifestyle as possible and modify one’s diet accordingly. It is also crucial to monitor one’s blood sugar levels multiple times each day so that it can be managed. This applies just as much to those suffering from type 1 diabetes as it does to those with type 2 diabetes.
Always Monitor Your Blood Sugars Carefully
Modern digital products like the FreeStyle Libre Glucose Reader make monitoring blood sugars very easy. By scanning a small blood collection sensor that is attached to the body, the reader can analyse blood sugars and even store data. This provides the following benefits:
- Data: The reader is digital, which means that it can store data and even display blood sugar trends over time. This means that someone can look at their blood sugar data on a daily basis and graph it. They can even see a trend over time in the context of whether blood sugars are increasing or trending downward and the rate at which this is occurring.
- Easy: Unlike the old blood sugar meters, new digital meters are so easy and convenient to use.
The simple fact is that diabetes kills thousands of people every year. It is an illness that requires constant monitoring in order to control. A modern digital reader takes the headache out of this process and makes things a lot easier.