Diabetes Statistics Now More Manageable With New Cell Phone App
Diabetes statistics keep getting worse. Diabetes is a disease that requires constant vigilance and care.
This disease occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. High blood glucose can cause serious health problems over time. The main types are diabetes type-1 and type-2.
According to the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA), the total estimated cost in the United States of diagnosed diabetes in 2017 was $327 billion. This includes $237 billion in direct medical costs and $90 billion in reduced productivity.
In addition, 53 million people in the United States have diabetes. And, an estimated 7.2 million adults, ages 18 years or older are undiagnosed.
Globally, the stats are even worse. More than 400 million people live with diabetes.
Diabetes Statistics: New Cell Phone App Improves Maintenance
POPS! Diabetes Care, is a company based in Minneapolis, and has just obtained FDA approval and clearance for its new blood glucose monitoring system.
The system consists of a device that you can stick to the back of your cell phone. The physical device has built in needles that you can use to pin prick your finger. A sensor absorbs a drop of your blood for processing. The overall process takes between 25-30 seconds from start to seeing results. This is much faster and simpler compared to the current conventional glucometers and separate lancets.
The readings can be immediately shared with your doctor and displayed on the phone. A coaching app is also provided to analyze readings and help get your blood sugar levels under control.
This video shows you how the app works: