One of the most useful pieces of home health care equipment available today is the diabetic testing machine, also known as the glucometer. A modern diabetic testing machine is truly a marvel of technology. The newest types of diabetic testing machine are so small as to be able to fit neatly in the palm of the hand, as a matter of fact, when stowed in their cases with all the test strips, calibration solution, and alcohol wipes needed for a trip the modern diabetic testing machine barely takes up as much room as a man’s wallet. Despite their small size, these new model glucometers have plenty of power, even when compared to the glucometers of just a few years ago.
Most modern glucometers are able to record as many as two hundred fifty blood sugar readings and even date and time stamp the reading to make trending and tracking of blood sugar levels fast and easy. Many older model glucometers took a full minute or more to analyze the blood sample for the glucose level, but nowadays the reading can be taken in just a scant few seconds. Newer glucometers are so sensitive that it takes only the tiniest amount of blood for the machine to be able to get a reliable and accurate reading. This is especially important because less blood needed means that a much smaller sample can be take with a much smaller lancet, or needle. This of course greatly reduces the amount of discomfort associated with the process of checking the blood sugar. There are even a few diabetic testing machine that purport to be able to read glucose bloodlessly, and can be worn like a wristwatch for a check of the blood sugar every twenty minutes for up to twelve hours at a time. These bloodless machines are available, but not FDA approved and are no substitute for a standard glucometer.
When it comes a new diabetic testing machine there are a huge number of improvements to be had compared to those of just a few years ago. Imagine what the diabetic testing machine of tomorrow will be like.