Non Invasive Blood Sugar Monitoring
How Many People Have Diabetes?
How many people could you help to understand their diabetes with non invasive continual monitoring?There are approximately 3.5 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes but it's estimated that there are at least another 550,00 as yet undiagnosed which increases the figures to over 4 million. By 2025 it's estimated to rise to 5 million!
Type 2 diabetes has been growing at a very high rate and is now one of the world’s most common long term health conditions.
It's estimated that Worldwide there are 415 million people living with diabetes but 46% are undiagnosed.
In the UK alone up to 24,000 diabetics are dying each year because of lack of education.
The charity Diabetes UK estimates that the majority of the 24,000 early deaths annually from diabetes and 7,000 amputations could be avoided if people managed their condition properly.
Type 1 diabetes Occurs when the pancreas (a small gland behind the stomach) doesn't produce insulin – the hormone that regulates blood glucose levels. If the amount of glucose in the blood is too high, it can, over time, damage the body's organs.10%of all diabetes is type 1 but it's the most common type of childhood diabetes
Type 2 diabetes The body doesn't produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body’s cells don't react to insulin. This means that glucose stays in the blood and isn't used as fuel for energy. 90%of adults with diabetes have type 2, and it tends to develop later in life.
Great news from Wor(l)d
The Helo App will monitor blood glucose levels continuously through the Helo wristband. The app is expected to be released to the general public in the last quarter of 2017. 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.
With the launch of the blood glucose monitoring app, the demand for Helo's is expected to be high you could be one of the distributors able to offer Helo's and other Wor(l)d products.