As a Malaysian, we are blessed with variety of deliciously tempting food. Instead of having to travel few thousand miles to India for Indian food or another few thousand miles for Chinese food, Malaysia has just about anything.
With 5-6 times of meals a day, I am still not bored with Malaysian food. In fact, the most torturing thing when I travel abroad is to ease the cravings for local food. Not me actually but it is my fat fault.
Delicious food is always unhealthy. That is the main reason why many Malaysians are diabetic. To avoid yourself from getting diabetes melitus, you need to consistently monitor your food consumption.
It is recommended to get yourself a glucometer. Test your blood frequently to know which food will contribute to high sugar in your blood. This is what I get for myself as one of my toys, Accu-Check Performa.
This set comes with complementary 10+10 stripes with bullets (needles). It comes with one meter, pen-alike needle launcher and a carrying case. Quite easy to use for a beginner like me except the part where I need to poke poke myself.
Press the on button, set the timing, put in the memory card on first use and put the stripe in the designated slot. Poke, put a droplet of blood and the reading will then appears on the display. Isn’t that easy?
You don’t need a notepad to record all the test results as the device is capable of self recording your glucose level for up to 500 records. Not only that, it will self generates weekly average and monthly average if I’m not mistaken.
I’m not an expert in medical line but with an easy to understand leaflet, it makes everything simpler. To summarize, 4-6 is ideal reading before food and 5-7 reading is ideal for after 2 hours of food.
In other words, spend some money in exchange for healthier life by monitoring your food consumption is never a wrong choice!