November 30, 2018
As with the ten Argentineans, the British prime minister suffers from diabetes. To keep control, always hold a small white circle on the hand that serves measure glucose. How does it work?
The British Prime Minister Theresa May On Thursday he arrived in the country. Although he was lowered from the plane with a jacket, the English premier may have to leave hands exposed this Friday when temperatures rise. If this happens, a white button can be opened that causes so many questions.
Theresa May's patch is a $ 2 coin size, but its cost is very far from this value because Each of them with a sensor is more than $ 10,000. At the beginning of the year, the British showed it on English television, and many believed it could be of great help to them. The device is used on the upper arm and is regularly monitored for glucose levels. The results can be read by using a device that scans clothing, thus reducing the need for finger blood analysis.
FreeStyle Libre is the first version of this type Controls the glucose in the fluid between the cells through the sensor filaments, the width of which is two hair. The patch lasts for two weeks and lasts for up to eight hoursby displaying them on a schedule so that people can see if their blood sugar levels are on the ascending or descending trend. At the same time, thanks to these sensors, You can submit data in an application installed on your mobile phone to adjust your dose or feed appropriately.
When asked about the button May He explained that "There are many times when I eat and talk in ceremonies, so it's difficult to control myself. When I go to a debate or a conference, I have to make sure I have checked (levels) and know where I am to adapt to what is needed"
It's important to keep it in mind diabetes is considered a true epidemic, and according to a recent national risk assessment study by the National Department of National Health, 9.8% of those over the age of 18 were diabetic or high blood glucosewhat make up a number exceeds 3 million Argentina. In extreme cases, the disease increases the chance of, among other things, eye conditions with blindness, renal failure, cardiovascular disease and lower limb problems, which may even lead to amputation.
Glucose meters are known as Flash technology, for example, who uses May, they can significantly reduce the accumulation of daily gases and trends in glucose behavior. Adriana Angelina, chairman Diabetic Argentina (ADA)he asserted that "Glucose measurement without perforation improves patient's quality of life, changes completely. It's difficult to understand change without diabetes, but Many times a day, every day, in all your lifetime is very complicated. Currently, diabetes treatment is not an option, but it is unacceptable that we are deprived of significant development that directly affects our quality of life"