As per a recent report compiled by the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) ranking the world’s top countries in 2021 for number of adults with diabetes, Pakistan was rated third with 33 million adults having diabetes, after China and India. With diabetes prevalence on the rise in Pakistan, it is increasingly imperative to understand and manage the disease.
While maintaining your blood sugar levels within the recommended range can be challenging, what’s more of a hassle is when diabetics have to keep a diary to record their glucose levels manually. Instead, they prefer the convenience of automated logging and instant access to their diabetes data.
Providing convenience for patients with diabetes, Roche Diabetes Care, a global leader in blood glucose monitoring systems and diabetic management solutions, has unveiled its new device Accu-Chek Instant that offers wireless connectivity via Bluetooth to Pakistan’s first of its kind diabetes data management app, mySugr.
It automatically enables the wireless transfer of data from the meter to the app and helps patients manage their diabetes without keeping records in paper logbooks – offering quick insights virtually anytime and anywhere.
With the Accu-Chek Instant, you can easily see the target range of your blood glucose level, and there’s no setting up required. Patients simply insert a strip, apply a small blood sample, and in just four seconds, their blood glucose level will be displayed on a large backlit display. The device also has a strip ejector, which allows for hygienic strip removal. Similarly, it syncs with smartphones, and enables you to collect, store, analyse and evaluate data.
Using mySugr app is not only for keeping a log book, but also for understanding and managing blood sugar levels by guiding users through healthy activities and healthy dietary choices that they can adopt throughout the day. Users are encouraged and advised to make small changes which are going to have significant effects on their blood sugar levels. Thus, allowing them to take control of diabetes one day at a time.
The mySugr report compiles all your data for easy printing or digital sharing; you can access your data anywhere, anytime, and even share a summary with your healthcare team directly via WhatsApp or email.
MySugr is available for both Android and Apple devices. Easy to download and set up, it offers well-structured and well-organised record keeping. In addition, the data from this app can be synced with Google Fit and Apple Health to provide a digital health diary without the hassle.
The importance of sugar control cannot be overstated. Keeping sugar in check is like having money in the bank. If you can make a deposit every day, excellent. But even if you start depositing money later in life or if you can’t add money every day, what you can do is still worthwhile. Every day that you manage your sugar well, the better off you will be in the long run.