One of the things that bothers diabetic patients the most is that they have to constantly get their fingers pricked to check glucose levels. Thanks to the state-of-the-art No-Prick system devices, sugar testing become a bit easier. This device is known as the Flash Glucose Monitoring system (FGMS) and is basically a painless way for checking diabetes and managing the same.
FGMS is now available in India. It is a wearable sensor that is small and round in shape, basically like a Rs10 coin - only bit larger. There is a self adhesive pad to help the sensor stay in place. It is usually secured in the upper arm for a 2 week tenure.
Once this period is over, you can go back to the doctor, who would use a flash glucose monitoring reader for scanning the sensor and downloading the results. This entire step just takes a few seconds. Through this process, there is no need for pricking or getting hurt on the finger - and your doctor is able to get a complete insight into your sugar levels for the fortnight.
Here’s what the device basically does for you-
The device would record your glucose levels in 15 minutes. Basically it captures up to 130 glucose readings over a period of 14 days. It provides the doctor with extensive data.
Compared to other devices, which only provide relevant information for real time glucose readings. FGMS gives you the benefits of testing 6 times a day, which means that even the slightest of high or low sugar attacks are noted.
- The FGMS is one of the most professional devices manufactured by a pharmaceutical company based in the United Kingdom. It is only available with endocrinologists and diabetologists in India and not over the counter. You can connect with your doctor for the wearable sensor.