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Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by the pancreas's inability to produce insulin, a hormone crucial for regulating blood sugar levels. Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is not linked to lifestyle factors but is an autoimmune condition where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. This type of diabetes typically manifests in childhood or adolescence, although it can develop...

Step-by-Step Guide for Installing BUZUD CGM

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are devices that help individuals to track their blood sugar levels continuously. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install a BUZUD CGM: 1. Preparation Clean Your Skin: Wash and dry your hands. Clean the sensor site with an alcohol wipe and let it dry completely. Choose a Sensor Site: Primary Site (Abdomen): Avoid the belly button, scars, stretch marks, indurations, and the belt area. Ensure...

Understanding FGM vs. CGM: What’s the Difference?

When managing diabetes, knowing your glucose levels is crucial. Two popular technologies help with this: Flash Glucose Monitoring (FGM) and BUZUD Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). While they might seem similar, they have distinct differences that could impact your daily life. Let's break them down in an easy-to-understand way. Manual Scanning vs. Real-Time Readings FGM (Flash Glucose Monitoring): How it works: You wear a small sensor on your skin, usually on the back...

Calibrating the BUZUD Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System: Ensuring Accuracy for Optimal Diabetes Management

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are gaining widespread popularity, increasingly supplanting traditional blood glucose monitoring systems for many individuals. These compact devices, worn on the body, provide continuous glucose monitoring, reducing or even eliminating the need for frequent finger stick tests. It is important to note that readings from finger stick tests and CGMs may differ because they measure glucose levels in different fluids: a glucometer measures blood glucose, whereas a CGM...

Diabetes and Your Daily Cup: The Balancing Act of Coffee

For many Singaporeans, coffee is essential for starting the day and combating afternoon fatigue, contributing to the country's consumption of 15,000 metric tonnes annually. For individuals with diabetes, understanding how coffee affects blood sugar levels is crucial. How Does Coffee Affect Blood Sugar? The impact of coffee on blood sugar levels is complex and varies based on individual health conditions and coffee consumption specifics. For Individuals Without Diabetes Research indicates an inverse relationship between...

Unveiling the Mysteries of the Mid-Afternoon Slump: Understanding Blood Sugar Crashes

Understanding Blood Sugar Crashes Experiencing fatigue and diminished energy levels in the mid-afternoon is a common phenomenon encountered by many individuals. This decline, often referred to as a blood sugar crash, is characterized by a sudden drop in blood glucose levels, resulting in a range of symptoms including lethargy, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Understanding the mechanisms behind this occurrence and adopting dietary strategies to mitigate its effects can significantly enhance overall...

Empowering Your Health Journey: Unleashing the Potential of Continuous Glucose Monitoring with BUZUD

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a groundbreaking technology that measures blood sugar levels consistently, offering an alternative to frequent testing. Here are the key takeaways to understand its significance: Continuous Monitoring with CGM: CGM employs a tiny sensor beneath the skin to measure blood sugar levels continuously or at regular intervals, eliminating the need for frequent finger pricks. The CGM sensor seamlessly pairs with the BUZUD Health app for convenient...

Navigating the Diabetes Diet: Foods to Skip for Better Health

It's more important to make informed food choices than to give up on a colourful and varied diet when you have diabetes. We understand that it might be difficult, particularly in the beginning when you're learning how to modify your dietary regimen. Maintaining a healthy blood glucose level can be greatly impacted by knowing which meals to avoid. Reducing the consumption of foods heavy in sugar, harmful fats, and processed carbs...

Cracking the Code: Unraveling Causes and Treatments of Gestational Diabetes

Causes of high blood sugar in pregnant women Basic cause: Some pregnant women acquire gestational diabetes as a result of a variety of physiological changes that occur to them after conception, including increased glucose requirements, increased insulin resistance, and relatively insufficient insulin secretion. Predisposing factors: - Pregnant factors: Overweight or obese, multiparous, having gained excessive weight before getting pregnant, being short in stature, having a low birth weight, being polycystic, and...

Gestational Diabetes Got You Freaked Out? Here’s What You Need to Know

(2021) reported the global prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) was 14.7% based on the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria, the most used screening method worldwide. Meaning that one in five pregnant women may be affected. a woman with high blood sugar during pregnancy. Both the mother and the fetus are seriously affected by gestational diabetes. Diabetes has over 100 complications that can include blindness,...