Diabetes Week 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015  |  Rebekah

This Sunday will mark the beginning of Diabetes Week 2015, which runs this year from Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th of June. The week is an important part of the Diabetes community, and strives to raise awareness of the condition that so many people in the UK live with. Diabetes Week, run by Diabetes UK, wants to remind everyone that you’re not alone when it comes to diabetes. 

Here at Health and Care, we stock a range of products which help our customers all around the UK and within Europe which help you care for your health. Many of our customers who have Diabetes have found peace of mind with the Hypoglycaemia Low Blood Sugar Alarm. 

We have a range of products which are helpful for those who have diabetes, but this low blood sugar alarm has been a popular, ongoing favourite of our customers here at Health and Care online. Our customer service team speaks to many people about this alarm, so we wanted to share some more information in today’s Health and Care blog. 

Hypoglycaemia Low Blood Sugar Alarm (HSA-01) can detect the symptoms of hypoglycaemia, low blood sugar, in diabetic people. It is really simple to use, you simply wear it around the wrist, or alternatively the ankle if this is a more comfortable option, and the two sensors at the back of the product monitor perspiration and body temperatures. 

Fluctuating changes in temperatures during the day mean the Hypoglycaemia Low Blood Sugar Alarm is for use in the evening only. We have found that this product has given those who have diabetes that added peace of mind while they are sleeping. 

How does the Hypoglycaemia Low Blood Sugar Alarm work?

Two common symptoms of hypoglycaemia include cold sweats and perspiration. If cold sweat is detected while you are asleep, the built-in vibrator operates to signal you alongside the tone beeper alarm. These signals are sufficient enough to awake most users from their sleep to allow for a blood test and remedial action to be taken. 
When it is used in accordance to the instruction guide, this low blood sugar alarm can detect early symptoms of hypo, and reduce the likelihood of more serious complications. 

Easy to Use 

The comfortable, adjustable strap is comfortable to wear, while still putting enough pressure against the skin to be able to work properly. The only on-going costs to maintain the product are periodic replacement of the lithium 3V battery (included), which we estimate would be around twice a year. 
It can be used by those who are sight impaired, as it is straightforward and features confirmation beeps for button operation. 

Keep a record, help to reduce any nocturnal hypos 

You can keep a record of any night time alarms, and use this data in accordance with your health professional or GP to adjust any insulin doses to prevent the severity and incidences of nocturnal low blood sugar. 

Peace of mind 

You can rest easy; the alarm has a handy low battery tone and vibrates function. 

We are really pleased with the ongoing peace of mind this product has provided our Health and Care customers. You can even read the reviews our customers have left about the low blood sugar alarm for yourself.

If you have diabetes, or know a friend or family member with diabetes, you can understand the stress and pressure they face. It is a condition which requires ongoing support and getting enough sleep is really important for our health. This device which helps to add peace of mind to those who have diabetes is a truly innovative product. 

This Diabetes Week 2015, we hope you share your stories with the Diabetes UK #DiabetesAndMe hashtag, and let any of your friends and family with diabetes know they are not alone with diabetes. 

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