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Internet Resources - Diabetes Devices and Tracking Tools

laptop keyboardA wealth of information is available on the Web to help you live with and manage your diabetes. But as with anything you can find online, you should be careful to seek information only from credible sources.
 
The following Internet resources regarding diabetes devices and tracking tools are recommended by your UW Health diabetes care team:
 
 
From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - When people with diabetes can control their blood sugar (glucose), they are more likely to stay healthy. People with diabetes use two kinds of management devices - glucose meters and other diabetes management tests.
 
From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Lancets and other lancing devices are sharp blades or needles used to obtain blood samples for glucose testing.
 
From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - All insulin delivery devices inject insulin through the skin and into the fatty tissue below. Most people inject the insulin with a syringe that delivers insulin just under the skin. Others use insulin pens, jet injectors, or insulin pumps. Several new approaches for taking insulin are under development.
 
Information and illustrations from MedlinePlus.
 
This resource from the American Diabetes Association is a risk assessment tool that can be used to explore the effects of a wide variety of health care interventions, including losing weight, stopping smoking, and taking certain medications.
 
MyDiabetes.com
MyDiabetes.com allows you to track your blood glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, medication usage and more. Review your progress with graphs and reports.
 
The American Diabetes Association's "Choose to Live Challenge" is a monthly Web tool to help people with diabetes take small steps toward healthier living. Each month, the site features a unique "challenge" on an important aspect of diabetes care and offers tips, tools and resources to help visitors meet their health goals.