What is diabetes?
In simple terms, diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder affecting multiple organs commonly caused by elevated blood sugar levels commonly due to impaired insulin secretion from the pancreas or impaired response to released insulin at body cell receptors in the body.
Along with many other mechanisms, there is an alteration in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, requiring a paramount change in lifestyle.
Current scenario of diabetes
Diabetes affects one out of every eleven adults worldwide. India is home to one out of every six diabetic adults on the planet. Diabetes-related organ complications are responsible for around 1.2 million deaths annually, the second most significant number of fatalities among all global regions.
Should we worry about complications due to diabetes?
Be cautious of organ complications due to diabetes. If blood sugars are not controlled, there is a crucial increase in the risk of brain stroke, blindness, heart attack, liver and kidney failure, erectile dysfunction, and non-healing foot infections often leading to amputations.
At the same time, a person with well-controlled blood sugars can live a happy, complication-free and blissful life.
Get precision treatment
Why track sugar levels?
Sugar fluctuations/Glycemic excursions have been linked with poor outcomes in Diabetes Complications. More the fluctuation between 2 readings more is the risk of organ complications and severity due to diabetes.
When the sugar fluctuations are too high or too low, they can be fatal if not handled swiftly with treatment modifications.
Benefits of CGM
A traditional glucose test or Glucometer measure gives only point value(time-specific) information on glucose levels. Whereas a CGM system allows you to see your 24-hour glucose fluctuation trends like holding a magnifying glass to understand your diabetes. It offers information even at critical times of the day like when asleep during night.