Guide to Smart Devices for Diabetes Management

There are more diseases that we are faced with today because of our lifestyle, diet and level of exercise. There are many unhealthy food options available to us that it can be quite hard to go for a healthy option because of the price points of each. And we have gotten used to a more sedentary lifestyle that can contribute to many health conditions. Type 2 diabetes especially is something that is caused by our lifestyle coupled with genetics. Diabetes is a condition that needs to be monitored closely and due to technological advancements, there are more devices and tools available for us to keep on top of its management.

There are many personal health care device manufacturers like iHealth Labs that you can find to make monitoring blood glucose easier and to keep track of your blood glucose levels. There are many wearables that have become popular today due to their incredible convenience. These come in many forms and they are constantly evolving for better integration with devices and better accuracy. Wearables include smartwatches, skin patches, wrist bands and shoes. These are diversifying every day into more day to day items that we wear making it easier to see minute differences in glucose levels during the day. There are devices that you can use to measure the physical activity, body temperature, heart rate as well as blood glucose level of an individual. Some other factors they measure are body mass index and sleep factors. There are devices that you can stick on your skin that can measure the glucose level at periodic times.

There are smart contact lenses as well are being developed to include monitoring the health of the person wearing them. So patients will be able to catch real time changes in their health and are able to reach medical assistance in time. There are smart wearable ECG monitors as well that provide an ideal choice for people who have a history of heart attacks, high blood pressure etc. These devices are able to measure things like temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate of the wearer and are able to compile this information and analyse it to provide valuable information to the user. There are certain insights that can help users make a decision about different medications and the procedures to follow.

People with diabetes usually take insulin injections several times a day. But there are alternatives with oral medicine as well. There is a smart pill that can be used to provide this insulation as well. This pill will rest inside the body and whenever blood sugar level is too high, the pill will start releasing insulin. There are also many smartwatches that are available today and some of them aim at diabetes management and monitoring the health of the user. Some of these devices have biosensors that can measure the level of glucose without causing any pain to the wearer. There is also smart fabric that aims at monitoring systems. One such example is smart socks that can measure the level of insulin and inflammation. Some of these devices are still in the development stage but there are some wearables that you can access today.  

Beau Poidevin

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