How can monitoring your wellbeing help you?

Blood Sugar, blood glucose, are they the same thing? 

Blood sugar, or blood glucose, is sugar that the bloodstream carries to all the cells in the body to supply energy. Blood sugar or blood glucose measurements represent the amount of sugar being transported in the blood during one instant.The sugar comes from the food we eat. The human body regulates blood glucose levels so that they are neither too high nor too low. The blood's internal environment must remain stable for the body to function. This balance is known as homeostasis.The sugar in the blood is not the same as sucrose, the sugar in the sugar bowl. There are different kinds of sugar. Sugar in the blood is known as glucose. Blood glucose levels change throughout the day. After eating, levels rise and then settle down after about an hour. They are at their lowest point before the first meal of the day, which is normally breakfast.

Monitoring your blood glucose levels gives you a better understanding of what is happening with your body. Keeping control of blood glucose will help you keep in better shape and to understand how to have a healthier lifestyle. 

 Helo is not a medical device, but continuous measurement of blood glucose estimates are expected to be helpful in understanding blood glucose changes over time, aid compliance and support a pre-diabetic seeking to change their lifestyle to avoid diabetes.    

Heart Arrhythmia, is a heart arrhythmia dangerous?

Arrhythmia's or heart rhythm problems are experienced by more than 2 million people a year In the UK. Most people with an abnormal heart rhythm can lead a normal life if it is properly diagnosed.

Many heart arrhythmia's are harmless. Some people experience irregular heartbeats, which may feel like a racing heart or fluttering. However, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmia's can cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms.

Many people find out they have heart arrhythmia after they have collapsed for what seems like no reason at all, others have been experiencing symptoms and didn’t do anything about it but sometimes it’s even hard for doctors to detect it because they don’t have the heart rate, blood pressure, over a long enough length of time to access the facts.

Helo's collect data continually and work alongside smart phones. The data is saved in the cloud which allows doctors to evaluate what’s going on at a later date, imagine a week, a month or a years worth of data being made available for doctors to view when needed! You can even be alerted if measurements are outside of preset parameters, loved ones can also be alerted.

Helo is not a medical device but it does offer monitoring that helps you understand what is normal for you. The data collected may help your doctor see what happens with your body over a longer period.