Continuous Glucose Monitoring is a process of monitoring the variation of glucose level in your body. This process is used for testing blood sugar at home.
Unlike other diseases, diabetes has a serious condition which should be handled carefully. No matter whichever treatments you go through 30% of the diabetes patients are prone to face aftereffect diseases. Those diseases may come in the form of heart or kidney problems. The main reason for this is uncontrolled variation in the glucose level in blood. A typical glucometer may not detect this variation. Continuous glucose monitoring is very effective to deal with such situations.
There are lots of benefits for using continuous glucose monitoring. Earlier a device called CGMS – Gold was used for this purpose, But it was not that handy and was difficult to carry around. Later came to a device called I-pro 2. This device is very popular in Asian countries like India in which the population of peoples who are diabetic is very high. Libre pro sensor is the latest variant among them.
Libre pro sensor for testing blood sugar at home
It is a device with lots of features to control and monitor glucose level in blood.
The main part of this device is a sensor which we can fix on the body. It is best to stick it over your hands.
This is a painless process to measure the glucose level, with the supervision of a doctor. The sensor has special kind of small needles which is capable of detecting the amount of glucose in the blood when attached to your skin surface.
The device converts the measurement of detected glucose level into digital measurements using a technology called Amperometry. What we have to do is just place the reader over the sensor fixed on our skins, the reading will appear on the digital screen of the device.
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There is no issue in doing any sorts of physical activities like running, jogging, playing or bathing while using this device. It is capable of functioning for continuous 14 days and measures the glucose level in blood every 15 minutes. This helps us to detect the variations in the blood glucose level. With the guidance of a doctor, we can change the sensor 3 or 4 times a year.
Using this device in the early stages of diabetes is very effective. We can identify at which particular time the glucose level goes beyond 140. And depending on this assumptions doctors can prescribe what all necessary precautions are to made for controlling diabetes.
Also, doctors will be able to suggest the changes in exercises and food habits according to the variations in the glucose level.