Glucose Monitors Could Change The Lives Of People Suffering From Diabetes Type 1

There are two types of diabetes namely Type 1 and Type 2. Researchers have found that Glucose Monitors could help treating those who suffer from Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children that account 10 percent of cases and type 2 accounts for 85 percent of cases. The sensor automatically reads blood sugar levels from the cells that are present below the skin which gives an end to the painful finger prick tests presently required to monitor glucose levels. Similar to the contactless credit card system there is a system that collects the data from the patch by swiping it with a wireless digital reader. It also allows parents to check their children’s blood sugar at night without waking them. This helps parents to check their children’s blood sugar level at night without disturbing or waking them.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the suffering person’s body is not in the state of producing its own insulin. Hence, people with type 1 condition have to regularly inject insulin but first, we need to carefully monitor their blood sugar levels. People having diabetes in Australia have a risk calculator on their website on which we can calculate family history of diabetes.

If the sugar level goes down at night it creates a huge problem because at night the normal warning signs are not seen as we see it during the daytime. Karen Addington, UK chief executive of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation said, “Type one diabetes is tough and risky.”

Today the focus should be on depression because people with diabetes are more likely to be diagnosed with depression. A study carried out by Jane Speight of the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes found 36 percent of people with insulin-treated type 2 diabetes, 21 percent of people with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes and 24 percent of people with type 1 diabetes experience more symptoms of depression.

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Nathanael Rubin, graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Editing, Writing, and Media and a minor in Business, is a freelance writer who has made a home on the road traveling around the world and writing articles from hotel rooms and beachside cafes. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Nathanael is currently residing in Thailand where he has set aside his passion for playing music to do what he does best, write and travel.