Patients with type -1 or type 2 Diabetes all face the problem of fluctuating blood sugar levels, As a diabetic you already may be aware of the complications diabetes brings with it, Almost all the diabetics are good at taking pills on time / before meal but many of them seem to neglect the blood glucose monitoring part, But it is highly important because of the following factors
- Regular blood glucose monitoring can give you a idea about which foods are spiking your blood sugar levels and what are the foods which keeps your blood sugar normal.
- By frequently monitoring you will be assured free of worrying about fluctuation in blood sugar levels.
- You can avoid severe complications to your eyes, kidneys and foot.
International Diabetes Federation suggests Blood sugar monitoring should be done as per the recommendations of the Doctor, But gives a general guide line about frequency of testing blood sugar levels.
- type 1 diabetics who take insulin shots or using insulin pump should measure their blood sugar levels 4 times a day.
- Type 2 Diabetics who are on insulin are recommended to check their blood glucose once a day or at least 4 times a week.
- Type 2 Diabetics who are on medicine but having trouble achieving good control on their blood sugar levels should check at least once a day.
- Type 2 Diabetics who are managing their blood glucose levels by exercise and healthy diet should check altleast once in a week.
- Particularly if you are some one who is trying a new diet and also exercising actively, you may have to check out your blood sugar levels more frequently to avoid your blood sugar levels falling down too low.
Along with glucose meters you may also have to purchase control solutions to test if your blood glucose meter and strips are working accurately. I know about onetouch and Accucheck selling control solutions in India
Blood glucose meters available in India now are capable of testing your blood glucose in seconds and give instant results, alarm for high and low readings , Can also keep record of your blood sugar levels over a period of time. In this manner the patients are able to constantly keep a track of the blood sugar level and maintain the diets as per changes in the sugar level. For such purpose, there are numerous blood glucose meters– Lets see through.
1. Acu-Check Active Glucometer:
[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”160″ identifier=”B01GO0HBF6″ locale=”IN” src=”https://healthydietfordiabetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/51cgylUgl8L.SL160.jpg” tag=”readitt-21″ width=”158″]Laced with Clixmotion technology and less painful, it requires pricking the finger and takes a drop of blood on a strip. The strip is, then, inserted in the machine that reads the blood sugar level and displays on the digital screen. What makes it one of the favored machines to check diabetes is that it delivers results in just 5 seconds and it also comes with 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Accu-Check Active Glucometer costs [easyazon_link identifier=”B01GO0HBF6″ locale=”IN” tag=”readitt-21″]INR 1339 to INR 1450[/easyazon_link] as per varied websites.Pack of 100 test strips cost you around 1400 INR.
2. One Touch Select Simple Blood Glucose Monitoring System:
[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”105″ identifier=”B01GQ7D3HM” locale=”IN” src=”https://healthydietfordiabetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/416hxWBQOYL.SL160.jpg” tag=”readitt-21″ width=”160″]This exclusive meter is accompanied by 10 sterile lancets and operates on tremendous battery power. Having a lancing device, the sugar can be checked by pricking the finger and putting a drop on the strip that would be inserted in the machine to calculate. Making it different from others is its ability to ring alarm on the high or low level of sugar detection and the price tag that wavers from INR 777 to INR 1161 over different online stores. It is available on Amazon india for [easyazon_link identifier=”B01GQ7D3HM” locale=”IN” tag=”readitt-21″]INR 700[/easyazon_link] pack of 50 test strips cost you around 800 INR.
3. Dr. Morpen Gluco One BG-02 Glucometer:
[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”160″ identifier=”B01GPLNIKG” locale=”IN” nw=”y” src=”https://healthydietfordiabetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/51z74RsJj8L.SL160.jpg” tag=”readitt-21″ width=”160″]Having biosensor technology in it, the Glucometer is said to have controlled solutions. It is powerful enough to give results within 7 seconds by requiring only 0.7 microlitre blood. This hassle free kit happens to hold blood glucose monitor, exclusive carry case, 10 code test strips, lancing device, 10 lancets, and a daily log book. With this device, one can keep a constant check over the wavering. Indeed, its lifetime warranty makes it worth buying. Along with this, the price range of the product differs from INR 580 to INR 640 on various websites. pack of 50 test strips cost you around 800 INR.
Deal 48% OFF – Dr Morepen Glucometer blood glucose test strips pack of 50 for INR 572
4. Omron HGM 112 Glucometer:
[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”B00CI4L7YO” locale=”IN” src=”https://healthydietfordiabetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/4146CXeREkL.SL160.jpg” tag=”readitt-21″ width=”141″]Quite particular in identifying the used strips, the device produces error alert. It happens to generate the results by using 0.1 microlitre blood. Along with this, it is equipped with the facility of pre or post meal marking process. Having a warranty of 1 year from the date of purchase, this device is a must to buy for constant control over the changing blood sugar level before or after the meals. It is available at a price range wavering from INR 700 to INR 990 on different websites.
You may also look for ACE glucose meters these are made in india price of this meters are around 1000 INR and Cost of the test strips is also cheaper than the models mentioned above.
With so many glucometers available in the market, the person having diabetes can buy blood glucose meter whose test strips are also cheap, Because we buy a blood glucose meter once, but buy the test strips repeatedly, So it is wiser to choose blood glucose meter from a manufacturer who also supplies test strips at low cost and you should also check twice before buying test strips because there are duplicates flooding the market.
Blood glucose meters and glucometer strips prices vary often so it is good to check for deals now and then. Recently I came across Ecom Surgicals who are selling Authentic blood glucose monitors and their strips at reasonable prices.
[thrive_testimonial name=”Gowardhan Doddi” company=”Editor- Healthy Diet for Diabetics” image=”https://healthydietfordiabetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/fb-pic-1-e1465902534138.jpg”]I recommend Accuccheck glucose meter or Onetouch because they give more accurate readings and the test strips are avaialble at reasonable cost[/thrive_testimonial]