As explained by Diabetes Australia, when someone has diabetes, their body can’t maintain healthy levels of glucose in the blood. Glucose is a form of sugar which is the main source of energy for our bodies. Unhealthy levels of glucose in the blood can lead to long term and short term health complications.
So for our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy. In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body. When people with diabetes eat glucose, which is in foods such as bread, cereals, fruit and starchy vegetables, legumes, milk, yogurt, and sweets, it can’t be converted into energy. And that’s where the problems start.
Instead of being turned into energy the glucose stays in the blood resulting in high blood glucose levels. After eating, the glucose is carried around your body in your blood.
Here are some things you need to know about diabetes: It is not one condition- there are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. All types of diabetes are complex and require daily care and management and you can be sure that diabetes does not discriminate, anyone can develop diabetes in the modern world.
Your blood glucose level is called glycemia. Blood glucose levels can be monitored and managed through self-care and treatment.
Whether you have to give one or get one, insulin shots and finger pokes for blood glucose (blood sugar) checks are no fun, and if you are a parent or carer, you might feel scared, anxious or guilty about giving your child or person you care for a shot, or checking blood glucose levels. That is completely natural. Information and understanding what you are doing, can not only make things easier but when you understand the problems you can start to treat it properly. So if you feel that anxiety start to creep in, take a few deep breaths, relax and be assured that it gets easier for both you and those you love. Insulin really does save lives.
Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the pancreas. Many people with diabetes are prescribed insulin, either because their bodies do not produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or do not use insulin properly (type 2 diabetes).
There are many types of insulin sold all over the world. These insulins differ in how they work in the body, how they are made and how much they cost. This is something your doctor will help you find, the right type of insulin for your health and your lifestyle.
VeriDoc Global has a finished solution that can help those who have the condition and for those who have to administer the treatment. A way to quickly and easily find out if the insulin you purchased is not only the original product, but also safe and hasn’t been recalled, along with information and help in its use, by just scanning the QR code using your smartphone.
VeriDoc Global has developed a solution that involves embedding a QR code on an item with a unique digital hash inside the QR code. The hash holds a string of information that is then placed on the blockchain network for security, verification and importantly, end-user validation.
Using any QR code reading app, scan the QR code on the insulin bottle and the app will show you the true document produced by the issuer with all the information including batch numbers, drug strength, date produced and recall status. Not only that, but it can have links and tutorials in both the use and care. It can not only be used for insulin but any drugs or medicine that requires treatment or daily use. It’s a way to make things accessible all in the one place and anyone with a smartphone can access it quickly and for free.
Try for yourself, with the picture above. You can use any free QR Reader on any smartphone to scan it and see the proof yourself, or get the benefits and technology and download our free VeriDoc Global App from the Play or App store now. Scan the QR code in the image and try out the technology today using any smartphone.
Information is power, and the more you have to help those you love and treat conditions, the better the outcome for all involved. Blood glucose checks, insulin shots, pump infusions, and other treatments keep those with diabetes healthy, and anything that makes those tasks easier has to be a good thing and blockchain can be the next step in making that happen.
To learn more about our finished solutions and explore how VeriDoc Global’s software can be of benefit to you or your organization, please visit our website at www.veridocglobal.com
NDSS Helpline 1300 136 588 — Australia
1–800-DIABETES (800–342–2383) — USA.