War on diabetes: Monitor blood sugar without pain and blood

File photo showing a man getting his hand pricked by a medical officer, on Jan 15, 2017.
File photo showing a man getting his hand pricked by a medical officer, on Jan 15, 2017.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

For three decades, financial planner Sharon Ho, 37, would prick her finger up to six times a day in order to check that her blood sugar is well controlled.

The regular monitoring is necessary as she has Type 1 diabetes, which means that her body does not produce insulin, which is needed to control blood sugar.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2018, with the headline 'Monitor blood sugar without pain and blood'. Subscribe