We are often faced with the decision of whether or not to prick our fingers in order to measure blood sugar. Sometimes we have other means available, such as a glucometer and test strips, which can be used without pricking your finger, but there are occasions when these alternatives may not be available. In this article we at mypainpro.com will explore some different ways that you can get an accurate measurement of your blood sugar level without having to prick your fingers.
Why Do We Need To Measure Our Blood Sugar Levels?
We measure our blood sugar levels in order to know what the level of glucose is in our body. This is important because it tells us how health we are and isn’t a bad sign. We get this information by doing finger pricks to draw blood. The problem is that these fingerpricks can be painful and can take time to heal depending on the size of the prick. It also limits mobility while recovering from the injury.
What Are Some Alternatives For Measuring Your Blood Sugar Level Without Having To Prick Your Finger?
Using A Blood Sugar Monitor
Measure your blood sugar level at home with ease and convenience using a blood sugar monitor. A blood sugar monitor is a device that uses a small amount of blood to measure the concentration of glucose in the bloodstream. It is quick and easy to use, and will inform you of the level of glucose in your body. It is also important to note that it does not cause pain or injury as it does not require a finger prick.
Using A Glucometer
There are some alternatives that you can use to measure your blood sugar level without having to prick your finger. One of these is a glucometer. A glucometer measures the glucose concentration in the blood by measuring the blood sugar levels in a person’s tears. A disadvantage of this method is that it is not as accurate as measurement made by finger pricks, and also does not give an indication of how fast your body is absorbing glucose. Some people use urine tests to detect the presence of glucose. This method has limitations since it only detects high levels of glucose in urine, and may not be able to detect periods which are lower than normal. There are also micro-needle sensors which you can use on your fingertip. However, this method is still in the development stage and is very expensive.
Using A Wireless Device
Another way that you can measure your blood sugar level without having to prick your finger is a wireless device that is worn around the wrist. This device uses an optical sensor to measure your blood glucose level by using flashes of light. The information is then wirelessly transmitted to a phone or computer. This device can also be used to track your blood sugar levels over long periods of time, and gives you an indication of whether your level is too high or too low at any given time.
It is also possible to have a blood sample taken and then sent off to a lab for analysis. However, this method can be inconvenient since the wait time can be anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
We explored the different ways you can measure your blood sugar without having to prick your fingers. From using a glucometer that uses lasers or LEDs instead of needles and test strips to wearing digital devices like watches with built-in sensors on our wrists, there is now more than one way for people who have diabetes to get an accurate reading of their glucose levels.