Ways to prevent type 2 diabetes

How to prevent type 2 diabetes - Blood glucose monitor

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ll likely need a blood glucose monitor to measure the amount of sugar in your blood.

Diabetes mellitus type II is a non-communicable and major disease that is increasing globally. If this disease is not properly managed, it can result in premature death and a number of health problems such as stroke, heart diseases, blindness, kidney issues, foot & leg amputations, and nerve damage.

The most significant factors responsible for diabetes mellitus type II development are environmental and genetic. Fortunately, the factors related to the environment are modifiable, therefore prevention. In this case, can be possible from disease manifestation. But if you are overweight or any of your family members like a parent or sibling is suffering from this disease. Your chances to develop type 2 diabetes are high and can only be prevented by taking precautions.

One of the precautions includes monitoring the blood glucose levels with the help of a blood glucose monitor, especially in the case if you have pre-diabetes.

 

How to prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

In prediabetes, a person’s levels of blood sugar are higher than the normal level but still in the range to not be called diabetes. It becomes a serious condition if you have prediabetes because the chances of developing diabetes mellitus type II increase because of it. Prediabetes can be managed by modifying lifestyle choices and regular testing of blood sugar levels.

There are various types of blood sugar tests such as HbA1C showing the average levels of blood sugar in the past three months. Another test is fasting blood glucose in which a blood sample is tested after fasting overnight or for at least eight hours. 100mg/dl is considered a normal level of blood glucose but if the result of this blood test is between 100 – 125 mg/dl, it indicates the presence of prediabetes. In case of diagnosis with prediabetes, regular blood testing can be done with the help of a blood glucose monitor at home.

 

Blood Glucose Monitor

Blood glucose monitor such as Vital Check MM1200 is a system of self-monitoring the levels of blood glucose. It consists of a glucose meter or glycemic meter, test strips, lancets, and a lancing device. The results of the device are reliable and precise and results are rapidly displayed in five seconds. Because of its ergonomic design, lightweight, and shape, it is easy to handle.

All the test results are stored in the memory with time and date. The device also has the measuring function of blood glucose levels before and after meals. The release button of the device makes the disposal of used test strips safe. The Vital Check MM1200 has an audio function that confirms the successful insertion of the test strip and the large LCD screen makes it easy to read the results.

 

 

Sources: 

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/preventing-type-2-diabetes

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/is-blood-sugar-monitoring-without-diabetes-worthwhile-202106112473

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3977406/