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Hypoglycaemic Low Blood Sugar Alarm – What It Is and How It Works

Saturday, 13 June 2009  |  Paul

The Hypoglycaemic Low Blood Sugar Alarm is an alarm worn on the wrist or ankle during sleep that detects the symptoms of Hypoglycaemia in diabetics. The alarm has two sensors which when in contact with the skin can detect perspiration and body temperature (cold sweats). It is these cold sweats that are a common symptom of low blood sugar.

If a cold sweat is detected, a built in vibrator operates along with a tone beeper alarm. The persistent vibration from the alarm is sufficient to disturb most users from sleep enabling a blood test and remedial action to be taken.

The Hypoglycaemia Low Blood Sugar Alarm is for use when sleeping, it is not designed or intended to be used as a daytime alarm. When used in accordance with the instruction guide, the Low Blood Sugar Alarm can detect early symptoms of hypoglycaemia and reduce the likelihood of more serious complications.The monitor has a comfortable adjustable elastic strap that exerts sufficient pressure to hold the sensors firmly against the skin.

The product case is manufactured from a durable ABS material that will provide years of service life. The only on-going costs to maintain the product is periodic replacement of the lithium 3V battery, probably twice a year.Operation of the product is very strait forward and with confirmation beeps for button operation, is also usable by sight impaired people. By keeping a record of night time alarms, the data can be used to adjust insulin doses to prevent nocturnal hypo’s in sufferers of diabetes.

The Hypoglycaemia Low Blood Sugar Alarm for diabetics is certified in accordance with the medical directive 93/42/EEC and is available from Health and Care.co.uk for £79.95. VAT relief is available on this item.