ForaCare Inc.’s new device, the FORA 6 Connect may revolutionalize diabetes management for individuals following the largely popular ketogenic diet.
Monitoring ketone and glucose levels are important to understanding overall health, whether an individual is on the keto diet or diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
There are very few at-home solutions that allow patients to monitor both ketone and glucose levels with just one device.
ForaCare, Inc. developed the FORA® 6 Connect exactly for that purpose: it measures blood glucose and blood ketone in a single convenient Bluetooth-enabled device that syncs data to a patients’ smartphone.
For the keto diet, patients need to measure ketone levels to understand if the body is truly in a state of ketosis—a metabolic process in which the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. There’s no other way to know for certain.
In addition to ketone levels, measuring blood glucose will allow patients to calculate their Glucose Ketone Index (GKI), which gives a more accurate picture of overall health.
This also applies to anyone with Type 2 diabetes whose goal is to lose weight.
A Type 1 diabetic, however, has an entirely different perspective. It is essential for Type 1 diabetics to measure blood glucose and blood ketone to avoid ketoacidosis, a life-threatening medical emergency caused by not enough insulin, not enough food, or low blood glucose.
The 6 Connect is an ideal solution for managing Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
The FORA 6 Connect.
Key features of the device include:
- Gold-standard test strips for more precise and accurate results
- Glucose test strips are cheaper than other brands at 50 cents each
- Small sample sizes are required for the tests
- Data syncs to iFora apps via Bluetooth, so you keep track of your trends and averages
For more information on the FORA 6 Connect visit foracare.com.
Source: ForaCare Inc.