Many diabetics that test with TrueTrack may find out one day that they are anemic. Anemia means a person has less than normal hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin is a complex moleculte found in a person’s red blood cells. This very molecule also works to carry oxygen to tissues in your body.
Anemia may also indicate low hemocrit levels. Hemocrit is the fraction of red blood cells contained in a particular sample. Mild anemia may not have any symptoms whatsoever. About 25% of all diabetics have issues with anemia.
TrueTrack users who see their diabetes go untreated and are anemic will likely also see their chances of getting eye diseases and heart disease increase significantly. The death-rate for anemic-diabetics is also higher than the rate for regular diabetics.
Even treating your anemia will not guarantee a longer life for you. Complication are often doubled due to the frequency of kidney disease in diabetes. A poor kidney will often fail to produce sufficient amounts of erythropoietin; this hormone regulates red blood cell production from your bone marrow.
Fortunately, TrueTrack only requires an EXTREMELY SMALL amount of blood for solid, accurate results with TrueTrack test strips. This is wonderful news because extracting blood should no longer be a big concern since TrueTrack works perfectly with only a drop of blood. TrueTrack is perfect for anemic-diabetics. TrueTrack test strips were specifically designed so that only a droplet of blood is needed for an accurate test result.
Often, symptoms for anemic-diabetics who use TrueTrack are due to a lack of oxygen to the tissues in your body. Some common symptoms are: