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A Lancet-Free Blood Glucose Device Is Life Changing

Today, we marvel at mobile apps that let us watch sports and movies or order food, clothes, and books on our phones, but recently I found one that has literally changed my life.

I was asked to participate in a test study for Abbott Labs (I’m not being paid) for their new FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor for diabetics, and the results have been truly astounding.

As a type 2 diabetic, my health is directly related to the amount of glucose (sugar) in my blood. High amounts of blood sugar can result in heart disease and stroke, as well as damage to eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, and nerves. My mother died of complications from diabetes, so advocacy and awareness have become an important part of my life, so I am always striving for new options of prevention over treatment.

Until now, diabetics have tested the amount of sugar in their blood by pricking their fingers with a device called a lancet, which draws blood placed on a diabetic test strip inserted into a small meter, which displays the glucose level. The lancet is invasive and sometimes painful, so many diabetics test only a few times a day or sometimes not at all. Standard testing times are when you wake up and go to sleep, so until now, I’ve never really had a clear understanding of what my sugar levels were throughout the day.

Pregnancy Gestational Diabetes 3 hour test question..why draw blood, instead of using a glucose meter?

Does anyone know why they have to draw your blood, and why they don't just use a glucose meter( the thing diabetics useto check their blood sugar levels)? Or is that an option and I don't know about it? I am 28 weeks pregnant and I just went last week


I had to go through the exact same thing at the exact same point in my pregnancy. I didn't pass the first GGT either. I asked them why they couldn't use a glucometer and they said when they send the blood out it gets a more accurate reading. I know


Not nice when the person takes blood & it hurts & bruises! Let them know what happened last time & ask for them to be really careful.

The reason they use a blood test is because it is much more accurate than the finger prick.


I had to go through the exact same thing at the exact same point in my pregnancy. I didn't pass the first GGT either. I asked them why they couldn't use a glucometer and they said when they send the blood out it gets a more accurate reading. I know

hi, when i start to get hungry, my calf muscles & arm muslces start to ache.....?

i thought it was cause my blood sugar was too low, but it's not (i have a blood glucose meter) i tested it and my blood sugar is in the 120s-140's.....this only happens when im hungry, what do you think it is? anyone else have these symptoms?? thanks


well this happens to me when im stressed, or when im just overly tired, but i just dont know it. and its normal for these symptoms to occur, because when your hungry, you have less energy. idk if this is the case for everybody, but thats the case for


well this happens to me when im stressed, or when im just overly tired, but i just dont know it. and its normal for these symptoms to occur, because when your hungry, you have less energy. idk if this is the case for everybody, but thats the case for


eat better? and heathier? go on webmd its my favorite site for bodily aches or problems and you can narrow it down on there and try and google it good luck and hope you feel better!