Non Invasive Blood Sugar Trend Monitoring
Have you even thought about monitoring your blood sugar trend? If not why not?
WHY WE NEED TO TAKE CARE
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 un-diagnosed 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.