Diabetics who are unhappy with the frequent pricks on the fingers to monitor glucose levels will find the new Flash Glucose Monitoring system (FGMS) device a painless way to manage the condition. Briefing the media here, Matthew Bates, Senior Director, Research and Development at Abbott Diabetes Care, said India was the first country where the professional version of the glucose assessment tool was being launched. It helps monitor the glucose levels of persons with diabetes for 14 days.
Abbott India on Wednesday launched the professional version of its Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a glucose monitoring technology for diabetic patients in India.”The glucose monitoring system continuously measures glucose in interstitial fluid through a small filament that is inserted under the skin. It records glucose levels every 15 minutes, capturing up to 1,340 glucose readings over 14 days, thus giving the treating doctor comprehensive data for a complete glucose profile of their patient,” Bates said.
After 14 days the doctor uses a flash glucose monitoring reader to scan the sensor and download the glucose results. This data can help doctor. Explaining its working, the company said once the reader downloads glucose data from the sensor, the doctor can transfer the data from the reader to a computer. The software can generate reports that provide doctors with the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) graph, a visual snapshot that helps them easily understand when sugar levels go high and low over a typical 24-hour period.
“Current diabetes monitoring tools are limited since they do not reveal a complete picture of glucose fluctuations that a person goes through during a day. The reports from the Abbott’s Flash Glucose Monitoring System provides me with a complete glucose profile that will help me to make more informed treatment decisions,”