Can I check my blood sugar with an app?

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Nowadays, apps allow a person to measure their blood glucose levels through them, making it easier to control diabetes.

There are several types of apps on the market for glucose control. Today we are going to present a great app for diabetes and bring some important data. Check it out.

Diabetes Disease

In the US, the incidence of the disease is high, with, according to a government report, almost a third of the population suffering from diabetes, which is a figure equivalent to almost 100 million people.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its report, published every two years, brings the data that in 2015, diabetes was considered a growing health problem in the population, which ranked it as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

That year, thus, had a record of almost 1.5 million new citizens being confirmed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, being over the age of 18.

Blood Glucose

Glucose is like an energy source for the body, and is classified as a type of carbohydrate. It is one of the main nutrients that a cell needs.

Another importance of glucose in the body is that it participates in the formation of complex carbohydrates, such as starch.

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When blood glucose levels rise too high, it is considered hyperglycemia, and, following the same logic, when levels fall too low, it is considered hypoglycemia.

Normal glucose levels are 70 mg/dl to 100 mg/dl. If levels are higher than 126 mg/dl, diabetes is considered.

FreeStyle Libre app

This app, called FreeStyle Libre, brings the innovative technology of measuring the level of glucose in the blood in a much easier way, helping in the treatment of diabetes.

The app, which replaces the old method of measuring glucose in a person, which was more intrusive, works through a sensor.

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This sensor is then placed on the person’s arm, directly on the skin, and it will scan the glucose level, all in real time and very accurately. After the data is collected, it goes to the application on the cell phone.

This sensor can be wet, because it is waterproof, allowing the person with diabetes to take a bath and go into the pool, for example, without worrying about damaging the device.

The data presented on the cell phone by the application connected to the sensor, brings the presentation of graphs and reports of the glucose levels. In addition, the app allows it to be shared with family members and with the doctor, making the treatment even easier.

With its more modern method, bringing more ease and safety of glucose measurement, the app with its sensor has been a success.

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The sensor can be purchased at drugstores and at Amazon’s website. The app can be found for download on Android and iOS systems.


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