Managing Diabetes - A Touch Away, Supported By One Touch

Importance Of Blood Sugar Monitoring At Home

Diabetes causes the blood sugar levels in the body to rise but it is important to keep it under control. But why is it so? Dr Arvind Gupta, Senior Consultant, Department of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders from the Mahavir Jaipuria Rajasthan Hospital, Jaipur, talks about the importance of keeping blood glucose levels under control and what the target values should be. He also tells us about the complications of having uncontrolled blood sugar levels.



According to the 9th edition of the Diabetes Atlas by the International Diabetes Foundation, 1 in 6 people with Diabetes in the world are from India.

With an estimated 77 million people with Diabetes, India is number two in the world after China (116 million) in terms of the most number of diabetics in the world.

Given the epidemic proportions and the spread of the disease, it is important to know not just about prevention measures but also how a diabetic can effectively manage the disease.

The NDTV campaign, Managing Diabetes - A Touch Away, supported by One Touch aims to highlight the importance of regular and meaningful monitoring of blood glucose at home in addition to lifestyle changes and medication in managing Diabetes