When I am sick my family and I start to worry about my health. I go to the doctor and ask, “Is this OK?” The doctor usually just tells me that I look good and that I might be fine. Then I get mad because I want to know if this is actually my health or just making me look good. I call all the doctors who see me, and they all just repeat the same thing: “Oh, that’s fine.
Yes, your health is very important to you, but it doesn’t have to. Every doctor I spoke to said the same thing, “Yeah, I am sure it’s the medicine,” but when they were asked if it was a good thing, all of them said it wasn’t. I was actually talking to a doctor recently who said he believes that a drug you take could cause you to become less able to perform a certain task.
The truth is that doctors don’t really know how to tell you what’s going on. In fact, when you have diabetes, it’s usually because you have had your blood sugar levels go wild during the night and that’s causing you to be tired and lethargic. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a serious problem. Many of our patients with diabetes are just tired.
But the thing is, if your diabetes is causing you to be tired, its usually because you need a glucose monitoring device to check your blood sugar level. But most doctors wont tell you that.
What they will tell you is that you need to monitor your blood sugar levels or you will die. The same goes for your heart. But if you have a heart attack, you need a heart monitor to see if you have a stroke. But most doctors wont tell you that either.
We talked to the people who run Ohio Health Labs to learn how the machines work and what people need to know about diabetes and heart conditions in order to choose the right one.
What makes a good blood sugar monitor? They say that glucose meters tend to be better at giving a good reading when you’re not eating enough carbs. So if you don’t eat enough carbs, your blood sugar tends to be a little lower than if you’re eating carbs enough that you’re not hungry. And a good meter might give you a reading that you are not aware of.
In the past, blood glucose meters were very expensive devices that came with a hefty price tag. And as long as we’re talking about meters that arent designed to use a lot of power, we can’t really expect much from them. A glucose meter that costs $10,000 is going to be a lot harder to use than a $50 handheld.
That’s why the folks at OhioHealth Labs are trying to make these things affordable. The company claims that their meter will give you a reading in just five minutes, thus allowing people to keep their blood glucose levels under control. The problem with this is that the people who are going to use this meter (and likely most adults) are going to be the ones that want to eat a lot of carbs.
The problem is that, as of yet, the people using the meter seem to be the ones that are most likely to be diabetic. There is one study that has been done to determine if these machines can actually control blood glucose and it’s still in the early stages of development. So while it may be true that people on this side of the border are going to find this easier than the people in the USA are going to find this, they are probably not going to be as healthy.