Over 1 million Australians have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes is a condition where people have high glucose levels in their blood. People with diabetes have difficulty taking glucose from foods such as sweets, soft drinks and breads, into the cells where it is used, resulting in high levels of blood glucose.
At this stage there is no definitive cure for diabetes.
Quick myths about Diabetes.
All people with diabetes are overweight. While People with Type 2 diabetes are often overweight, people with Type 1 diabetes are often of regular or lean build.
It only effects adults. Children have diabetes too. Usually type 1 diabetes, children with diabetes often are treated with insulin by subutaneous injection or insulin pump.
Once you have diabetes, you have it for life. FALSE! Around 3-8% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes. Diagnosis usually occurs between the 24th and 28th week of pregnancy, however some women are diagnosed earlier. In most women, blood glucose levels returns to normal once their baby is born.
Approximately 10-15% of people are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and it is often younger people but can occur at any age. About 85-90% of people with diabetes have Type 2.
A Blood Glucose Meter measures the blood sugar level to assist in adjusting food, medications and physical activity according to the blood sugar levels. Regular Blood Glucose Monitoring can help take control and manage diabetes?
Introducing the iGBStar.
The iGBStar is a Blood Glucose Meter which can be attached to your iPhone and in just a few moments return your blood glucose level. It also works as an easy way to record your levels at each recording and send this information to your doctor. Here's a story that featured on news.yahoo.com.
Get the iBGStar™ Diabetes Manager App FREE from iTunes Store. Purchase the iGBStar meter to attach to your iPhone when you are ready to take a reading.