Waltham, MA (PRWEB) January 20, 2012
Nova Diabetes Care, distributor of the Nova Max® brand of consumer glucose meters, is pleased to offer a free download of its comprehensive Diabetes Education Guide. The Diabetes Education Guide is a resource designed to help educate people with diabetes and their families about diabetes and how to manage their diabetic lifestyle. This 56 page document discusses topics including nutrition, exercise, self monitoring of glucose and ketones, wellness and healthy living, and sick day guidelines
The Diabetes Education Guide has been recently updated to reflect current standards in diabetes self-management. Specifically, a section has been added on the importance of blood ketone testing and its role in sick day management and the prevention of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). DKA is one of the most serious acute complications of diabetes and is the most common cause of death in children with diabetes.1 The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends self monitoring for both glucose and blood ketones on sick days and whenever glucose is persistently elevated.2 Elevated blood ketones are an early warning of the possible development of DKA. This warning allows time to self-manage the problem before it requires medical attention.
Included with the Diabetes Education Guide is an offer for a free Nova Max Plus Glucose/ Ketone meter. Nova Max Plus measures blood ketones using a separate ketone test strip, often from a single finger prick for both glucose and ketone testng. Glucose and ketone testing on the same meter makes it easier for people with diabetes to comply with ADA recommendation for sick day management. To download the Education Guide and to learn how to obtain a free Nova Max Plus Glucose/Ketone meter, go to:
About Nova Diabetes Care
Nova Diabetes Care is the exclusive distributor of the Nova Max brand of consumer glucose meters and strips in the United States. Nova Diabetes Care is dedicated to improving lives of people with diabetes by providing advanced technology products along with 24 hour, best in class customer support. Nova Diabetes Care representatives are available throughout the U.S to provide Nova Max sample meters and educational materials for diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals, and educational programs for people with diabetes. Nova Cares toll free customer service line is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to answer questions and provide support concerning the use of Nova Max products. Further information about Nova Diabetes Care and the Nova Max products can be found at http://www.novacares.com or by calling our toll-free customer service number 800-681-7390.
Nova Max is a registered trademark of Nova Biomedical.
1 Casteels K et al. Rev Endocr Metab Disord 2003; 4(2):159-166.
2 American Diabetes Association, Tests of Glycemia in Diabetes, Diabetes Care 2004; 27(S1):S91-93.
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