The HemoCue® Glucose systems are valuable tools for diabetes professionals. In three simple steps, the system gives glucose values that can be used for:
• Diagnosing and monitoring diabetes mellitus
People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing micro and macrovascular complications in comparison with healthy subjects. Microalbuminuria is the earliest sign of renal dysfunction and an indication of disease progression. Multiple studies conclude that the presence of persistent microalbuminuria strongly predicts those who will eventually develop diabetic nephropathy. Patients with a persistent microalbuminuria have a twenty-fold increased risk of developing diabetic nephropathy and international guidelines recommends annual screening for microalbuminuria for early determination as to which patients require intervention.
Anemia is a common complication of diabetes and many individuals suffer from it's symptoms like fatigue and inactivity. It often goes undiagnosed and untreated even though it may be one of the earliest signs of renal disease. Anemia seriously destabilizes not only a patient's health but also diminishes the quality of that person's life. Using HemoCue® Hemoglobin systems at the point of care is a quick and easy way to identify individuals at risk, allowing for immediate action and subsequent treatment.