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Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management

What is Diabetes?

The first step to diabetes management is knowing diabetes.

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic metabolism diseases and it can be said that over 400 million people worldwide are affected by this disease.

A significant number is expected to rise within the next few decades. Diabetes also causes other complications such as heart attacks and strokes. Scientists now speak of this new epidemic: Diabetes.

You should be aware of these symptoms:
• Excessive thirst
• Frequent urination
• Recurrent and frequent urinary tract infections
• Weight loss or gain
• Slow-healing wounds

Types of Diabetes

There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, among other specific types.

Type I Diabetes happens when the body’s immune system attacks the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. As a result, the body does not produce insulin. Without it, the body is unable to use glucose for energy. Type 1 Diabetes patients must apply insulin as part of their treatment.

Type II Diabetes happens when the body cells do not respond to insulin as well as they should. Later in the disease, the body is often not capable of producing enough insulin. Patients may take insulin depending on their case.

Gestational Diabetes: Can happen to a woman during her pregnancy (usually within 24th and 28th week). During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones that can lead to a build-up in glucose in the blood. If poorly managed, it could raise the child’s risk of also developing diabetes.

Types of Diabetes

Monitoring Blood Glucose

Your blood glucose levels indicate how well your diabetes is being managed. As you check your blood glucose, you start understanding what foods and activities makes your glucose levels go up and down. For example, you may see that when you are stressed or eat certain foods, your numbers go up. This information gives you insight of what habits needs to be changed.
How is blood glucose measured?
There are two main ways to measure your blood sugar levels:
• Self-monitoring tests tell you what your blood glucose level is at the moment you measure.
• The A1C is a test done in a lab or at your doctor’s office. This test tells you your average blood glucose level over the past 2 to 3 months.
How do I check my blood glucose?
You can use the FORA Blood Glucose meter included in the Starter kit. The device uses a small drop of blood from your finger to measure your blood glucose level.
In your FORA Blood Glucose meter box, will find a quick user guide depicting the necessary steps to measure your blood glucose. If you are still not sure how to measure your blood glucose, you may consult your doctor for further instructions.
What are your blood glucose targets?
People with diabetes have blood glucose targets that they try to reach at different times of the day. These targets are:
• Right before your meal: 80 to 130 mg/dL or 4.4 to 7.2 mmol/L
• Two hours after you start a meal: Below 180 mg/dL or 10.0 mmol/L
Speak to your health care team about what blood glucose levels are right for you.

Diabetes Management through FORA Telehealth System

The FORA Telehealth System offers you better access to your health condition data and allows caregivers to monitor your results via the Internet remotely. The FORA software accurately collets data in a digital format and incorporates it into a digital record that can be securely transmitted to your family and health provider. This way, you can communicate with your diabetes healthcare team from wherever you are.

Intending to make your Diabetes management easier, ForaCare has developed:
• FORA Telehealth System
• iFORA mobile apps

FORA Telehealth System

Diabetes Management Solutions
FORA 6 Multi-Parameter Blood Glucose Monitor

FORA 6 Connect (GD82)

Do More with Less.

With the ability to measure multiple parameters in a single device, and with Bluetooth connectivity, you will achieve more comprehensive diabetes management.
 
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Useful Information

 

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IDF Diabetes Awareness