Looking for a way to control or even cure diabetes is a constant everyday battle for the medical world and scientists alike. With the advancements in technology, new medical equipment that becomes available to diabetes patients may help them to better maintain and control their condition.
For patients with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, it is very important that they be able to take and maintain control over their everyday living. With the new advancements in monitoring equipment, patients may be able to take even more control than before. Knowing blood sugar levels, and when and how much insulin that a patient needs at any given time, is critical to health care and keeping things under control. Now, with the possibility of new glucose monitoring equipment that is in real time, along with pumps for insulin, there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
In a study that was done at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, 33 patients, both adults and children, participated in a study for the new equipment. The results of the study showed that the new technology was effective with glycemic control. It also had a positive effect on control and prevention of hypoglycemia.
Diabetic patients would have to be willing to use the equipment in the manner that it was intended, however. They will also need to bear in mind that traditional testing with a blood stick is still going to be recommended in order to ensure they have accurate measures.
The benefits of the new equipment are many. Patients will be able to keep a closer eye on their levels. This means that they can adjust the type of foods that they need to eat, the amount of exercise that they may need and of course monitor their medication better. It can help them make the necessary adjustments that they need in order to have better control over their diabetes.
It seems as though Type 1 diabetes may benefit from these new advancements more so than Type 2, but that is not to say that they do not get any benefit from the equipment. Each and every day diabetics face new challenges and obstacles to hurdle in order to have a good quality of life.
Naturally, there are still many tests that need to be done, but if and when this new technology is made available to patients, they will need to be willing to make changes to their lifestyle in order for the equipment to be effective. By being able to have the use of pumps, which have sensors that monitor blood sugar levels, it can make life easier to manage for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients everywhere.
Doctors and scientists are hopeful that this new technology will become available to patients. With the benefits that this new technology can give, it can help diabetics to take control over their lives, improve quality of life and possibly help to keep the disease from progressing as rapidly as it can.