The first step to diabetes management is knowing diabetes.
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic metabolism diseases and it can be said that over 400 million people worldwide are affected by this disease.
A significant number is expected to rise within the next few decades. Diabetes also causes other complications such as heart attacks and strokes. Scientists now speak of this new epidemic: Diabetes.
You should be aware of these symptoms:
• Excessive thirst
• Frequent urination
• Recurrent and frequent urinary tract infections
• Weight loss or gain
• Slow-healing wounds
There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, among other specific types.
Type I Diabetes happens when the body’s immune system attacks the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. As a result, the body does not produce insulin. Without it, the body is unable to use glucose for energy. Type 1 Diabetes patients must apply insulin as part of their treatment.
Type II Diabetes happens when the body cells do not respond to insulin as well as they should. Later in the disease, the body is often not capable of producing enough insulin. Patients may take insulin depending on their case.
Gestational Diabetes: Can happen to a woman during her pregnancy (usually within 24th and 28th week). During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones that can lead to a build-up in glucose in the blood. If poorly managed, it could raise the child’s risk of also developing diabetes.
The FORA Telehealth System offers you better access to your health condition data and allows caregivers to monitor your results via the Internet remotely. The FORA software accurately collets data in a digital format and incorporates it into a digital record that can be securely transmitted to your family and health provider. This way, you can communicate with your diabetes healthcare team from wherever you are.
Intending to make your Diabetes management easier, ForaCare has developed:
• FORA Telehealth System
• iFORA mobile apps
With the ability to measure multiple parameters in a single device, and with Bluetooth connectivity, you will achieve more comprehensive diabetes management.