A few weeks ago, we launched a new blood glucose feature, which allows members with diabetes to record and monitor the concentration of glucose in their blood on a daily basis. Here’s a look at the resulting profile chart:
In a recent PatientsLikeMe Poll, 88% of responding diabetes patients said they have a goal for control of their blood glucose. Many of you on the site have told us before how important it is for you to monitor your blood glucose to treat your diabetes. With this new tool, you can now easily input your blood glucose levels as often as you’d like—even noting the exact time the test was taken—and see your results over time on your PatientsLikeMe profile.
The glucose chart (pictured above) displays which readings fell outside of the normal range, which is also known as hyperglycemia (when the blood glucose level is too high) or hypoglycemia (when the blood glucose level is too low). We know some of you are already monitoring hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia on your profiles, but we’re glad that you can now record to what extent your blood glucose levels were out of range.
Do you want to get a better picture of what’s going on with your health, spot trends and, ultimately, take control of your diabetes? Join the PatientsLikeMe diabetes community today to monitor your blood glucose levels and other factors relevant to your health. If you’re already a member, visit the new Labs & Tests page to add this new feature (or one of our other new labs) to your profile.