Pain Free Glucose Meter
For many years, medical device companies have been trying to figure out a less painful way for diabetics to check their blood sugar levels. Anyone with diabetes knows that they have to poke themselves several times per day in order to make sure that their blood sugar levels are staying balanced. While the blood glucose meters that require you to prick your finger are still the most commonly used everyday, there are some new testing supplies being developed that will take away some of the pain that comes along with testing.
One great thing about today's blood sugar monitors is that they require less blood than older models. This means that you can get a result from a very small sampling. Researchers are constantly working on developing special ways of testing blood sugar without having to take a blood sample. For instance, they are looking at new florescent tattoos that would allow blood sugar to be tested easily. Researchers say the key is getting “juice” out of the skin because that can be used to measure blood sugar instead of a blood sample.
Some doctors say that blood testing will always be a necessity for people who want to have a fail-safe way of checking their blood sugar. Doctors also say that people can choose not to stick their finger but stick the underside of their arm where it doesn't hurt. They say that the pain sensors in that area are very far apart whereas they are much more sensitive on the fingertips.