Keeping tabs on your health
THE Chinese New Year festive season is just over and all of us are likely to have indulged a bit more during the festivities.
For those with pre- existing diabetic and/ or other cardiovascular conditions or are at risk of such conditions, it is best to monitor your blood glucose more diligently or start to monitor it if you have not started doing so.
Unfortunately, a person’s cardiovascular health does not depend on blood glucose levels alone.
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises our risk for heart disease and other health problems such as diabetes and stroke. These risk factors include a large waistline (“apple” shape), high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels and cholesterol abnormalities.
The ubiquitous blood glucose and BP meters may not be sufficient to cover the risk factors, especially in blood cholesterol monitoring.
While a standard laboratory test may be the best option, it may be inconvenient and expensive to do it frequently on a regular basis.
The AvoMeter range of meters launched in early 2010 is the only range of meters available in Malaysia, is able to provide a fast, economical and convenient way to monitor one’s blood total cholesterol levels.
The cholesterol monitoring function takes only 26 seconds and comes together with the blood glucose monitoring function. Its surprising affordability makes it the best meter to have and use at home.
A detected high blood total cholesterol level should trigger us to look into compliance to treatment, diet and exercise and prompt us for a full laboratory test if it has been some time since the previous one.
The new AvoMeter range of meters comes with better features:
> Auto- coding for glucose function ( non- coding); results in five seconds
> Glucose strips are stable for six months after opening of the bottle
> Auto- strip recognition for cholesterol function – code once only with new batch of strips. There is also no need to code again when switching between glucose and cholesterol functions. > Strip ejector button > Bi- directional memory scroll As sales volumes have increased tremendously in the past few years, economy of scale allows the company to offer AvoMeter at low prices. It is doing its special promotion of the year – a free AvoMeter Vantage with two strips of Total Cholesterol Strip will be given away with every box of AvoMeter Glucose Strips ( 2x25s) purchased. This will be the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones.
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