Blood Pressure & advanced technology
Poor heart health, including high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. That’s why it is so important to keep a regular check on your blood pressure. High blood pressure is often common in people with diabetes. Heart attacks & strokes are up to 4 times more likely to occur in people with diabetes. Blood pressure is measured by the pressure of the blood in the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body. High blood pressure can result in increased risks of stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and nerve damage. Good management of blood pressure for people with diabetes is extremely important in decreasing these risks. Some of the causes of high blood pressure are not known, although it is known that it tends to run in families. Lifestyle factors such as being inactive, overweight, smoking, drinking excessive alcohol and eating a lot of salt can also increase your risk. It is strongly recommended to have your blood pressure evaluated at every doctor’s visit if you have concerns. This is especially important if you are using a home blood pressure monitor. Blood pressure monitors allow you to get the optimal health benefits of testing & recording your results at home. For people with high blood pressure this can be beneficial for consultation with their doctor to evaluate the readings. The NEW Omron Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor is available at Gayndah & Mundubbera Guardian making home blood pressure monitoring so much easier for those who are tech savvy. It will allow you to track your readings via the Omron Connect App by wirelessly syncing to your smartphone. The machine automatically applies the right amount of pressure for fast, accurate and more comfortable measurements. The monitor can be used for both yourself and another person with the 2-user memory function. Each user can store and review the last 100 readings with a touch of a button. A colour blood pressure level indicator alerts you if your morning blood pressure reading exceeds internationally recognised guidelines, for normal home blood pressure levels. This device along with the varying existing & trusted models of Omron blood pressure monitors provide peace of mind for your blood pressure home monitoring. Talk to our Guardian Pharmacists Graham & Steph about updating your blood pressure technology instore. They can also assess your heart health, as part of our FREE personalised Diabetes Risk or Management Checks at Gayndah & Mundubbera Guardian Pharmacies.