By following these rules, you can prevent infection, get real blood glucose levels, and better monitor your disease. Here is a step-by-step instruction:
What to do if the blood does not run from the finger?
Frequent and regular pricking of the fingers may lead to their soreness and hardening. Here are some tips to prevent this from happening:
Follow these rules regardless of whether you measure only once or several times a day.
What if, despite following all of these tips, your fingers still hurt? There are already two types of blood glucose meters available on the Polish market that do not require continuous finger pricking.
One of them is based on a plaster that you stick to your arm. Using the application, you can read not only individual results, but also observe the entire dynamics of glycaemia (change in sugar levels). The second solution is to insert an implant that measures every 5 minutes under the skin and a transmitter that alerts you to the occurrence of hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia. The disadvantage of these solutions is their price, which, however, should decrease over time.
Measurement of sugar with a glucose meter, apart from monitoring the health condition, also helps in the selection of appropriate exercise, diet and medications, which significantly improves the quality of life. Individualization is the future of medicine, and home blood glucose meter measurements are one of the first steps in this direction.