Blood Glucose Meters
Taking good care of your diabetes today means avoiding other health related problems often related to diabetes in the years to come. Work with your healthcare team design the best care plan. Use of a blood glucose monitor with blood glucose test strips will help provide valuable information to help you control your diabetes.
Current Continuous Monitors
A continuous monitor reveals short-term trends in the blood sugar as they happen. You can see the direction your blood sugar is taking in the last 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, or 24 hours, depending on what times the monitor offers. Various companies have already released continuous monitors, with more companies developing theirs every day.
Head-to-Head Comparison Of Two Currently Available Continuous Monitors
The Dexcom STS and the Paradigm RT continuous monitors are currently available in the U.S. with a prescription. In this study, they are compared head to head while being worn by one person with Type 1 diabetes.
Future Continuous Monitors
The following links explore new methods in non-invasive, semi-invasive, and subcutaneous, measuring of blood glucose. We will examine the research behind these new technologies, how each new technique works, FDA status, and the companies involved with the funding of each project.
Improving Today's Meters
Although blood sugar meters have improved tremendously in ease of use, most people with diabetes don't realize how helpful their meters could be in their effort to control blood sugars. There are many improvements that can still be made to make meters even more useful.