Diabetic Supply Testing
Diabetic patients have special needs. One of them
is the need to constantly monitor the sugar level in their body.
Diabetes severely reduces the body's power to dissolve sugar, and as
such, there is a danger that too much sugar will circulate in one's
system. Such can be fatal. Hence, a variety of diabetic supply
testing glucose levels for diabetic patients have been developed.
Let's take a look at these supplies and how they work.
* Glucometer. This is a diabetes supply testing the glucose level in
your body. Since diabetes is a chronic disease that slows down the
body's ability to break down sugar and consequently the body's
ability to produce insulin, there is always a danger that the sugar
count in your body will remain high. For this purpose, you will need
a Glucometer to determine the glucose level in your body during a
particular time. A Glucometer, however, needs a constant supply of
glucose test strips.
* Glucose test strips. These are test strips that you have to feed
your Glucometer with. You'll need to check out the expiration date
of the sets you will purchase, as these supplies do expire.
Thereafter, you have to check if such strips are compatible with
your Glucometer. Since there are many brands of Glucometers, there
are also many brands of glucose test strips, and one may not be
appropriate for the other. Prepare to provide a drop of blood as
well, as this is what the Glucometer will read to determine the
sugar level in your body.
* Insulin. Since diabetes curtails the body's ability to break down
glucose, it will also slow down the body's ability to produce
insulin. Whereas Glucometers and glucose test strips are diabetic
supply testing the sugar level in the body, insulin paraphernalia
are supplies that will provide the required insulin intake that your
body will need for healthy sustenance. Insulin supplies come in a
variety of forms. They can be ingested. They can be injected to the
body by means of syringe. Or they can be pumped into the body via
* Other diabetic supply testing glucose level. There are some new
products being introduced in the market today, but most of them are
merely novel in their presentation rather than purpose. Talking
glucose meters, for example, are basically Glucometers that, well,
talk. Bottom line is that the function remains the same.