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Have you Downloaded the iFORA App yet?

Technology is revolutionising the way we manage diabetes. The development and application of advanced technology is central to FORA’ s mission to improve healthcare and the iFORA App is a great way to understand your diabetes management. It creates a perfect platform to share and update your current progress with your family, doctors and care providers.

The iFORA app can easily be downloaded to any Android or Apple phone.  The best place to start on the App, is the “FAQ?” option on the lower bar. The “Getting Started” link will assist you in the pairing of your  smartphone with your Bluetooth Meter.

Another valuable link under the FAQ option is Diabetes 101. This is a practical tool to improve your basic knowledge on diabetes and how diet, exercise and medication can affect your blood sugar.

Glucose targets for pre-meal, post-meal and  bedtime can easily be set in the “Settings” option on the lower bar. It is important to discuss these targets with your medical team as they might differ from person to person.

“Daily Routines” is another valuable way of improving your understanding of your diabetes management. Setting timeframes for your daily routine will help understanding trends in your blood glucose so much faster!  It will assist your medical team to make more informed decisions about your medication and lifestyle.

Greater knowledge and understanding will empower you to make more informed choices.

Bad news is time flies, good news is you're the pilot

After some fascinating discussions with people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, I have come to the conclusion that one of the biggest challenges faced is time.

A young child goes to school and we somehow expect them to remember to test their blood sugar before a test, a recess or before a sport activity. Recess or sport for them, are associated with excitement and testing their blood sugar is the last thing they are thinking of!

I spoke to a parent that was very frustrated as her child was writing a test - not knowing what his blood sugar level was. “His life would be so much easier if he would just for once remember to test before he writes a test or before recess!” she exclaimed.

If only we outgrew forgetfulness but we don’t...

Adults would often tell me that they too forget. Life is a balancing act and we often chase deadlines in our busy work schedule. Even a stay at home parent would tell you how quickly time can pass when you are balancing a household. It seems that this challenge is shared by adults and children alike.

The good news is that all the FORA Diamond meters can remind you to stick to your doctor’s advice on when to test. You have the flexibility to set up to 4 reminder alarms a day and to adjust them according to your changing needs. Having a meter that reminds you to test empowers you to be the pilot!

*It is important to follow your doctor’s advice on how often you should check your blood sugar levels.

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