Even with the advancements in today's new diabetes therapies and monitoring devices, the majority of Americans with diabetes are still unable to reach the treatment targets recommended by their doctors and the American Diabetes Association. Over time, the disease can exact a devastating toll on personal health.
Unfortunately, most people with diabetes still find it difficult to test as often as they should. Many cite inconvenience as the primary reason. Others simply get tired of testing day in, day out.
The difficulty of not being able to test discreetly also plays a role in infrequent testing – especially in the workplace and in schools – on the go. Even with millions of tests conducted every day, some people still react negatively to not only the sight of blood, but also the presence of needles and the disposal of testing supplies.
Source: American Diabetes Association (ADA).