With the advent of glucose monitoring devices, diabetes care has become easier. Blood glucose monitors are available in three varieties, the finger prick type, the site-specific monitor and the insulin pump/infusion device. The glucose monitor with finger prongs helps to assess the blood sugar level daily without the need for finger pricking. This is done by placing a small amount of fluid against the skin where you can easily prick your finger to get a blood sample. The good thing about this is that you can do this with minimal discomfort. However, if you are not comfortable with the pricking procedure, you can always use the site-specific insulin pump or the infusion pump.
Blood Sugar Monitor
However, the blood sugar monitor without finger pricks comes with disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages is that you have to prick your finger every time you check your blood sugar level blood glucose monitoring. The next disadvantage is that the method of how the monitor determines the blood sugar level changes differs from one brand to another. The third major disadvantage of the monitor without finger pricks is that it may not accurately measure the blood sugar level at all times. It only measures the peak blood sugar level.
In order to overcome these two major disadvantages, glucose monitors with finger pricks have been developed. These new type of blood sugar monitors use radio frequency energy to measure the glucose in the blood stream. Instead of removing your fingers from your body, you only need to place the blood sugar monitor around your finger.