Project stages

1
Research
2
Implementation
3
Testing
4
Functional
5
Evaluation

Partner

Alba Iulia, RO

Project Details

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Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic dysfunction characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia, with modification of carbohydrate metabolism, lipid, protein resulting from defects in secretion and/or action of insulin. Type 1 diabetes is due to the complete lack of endogenous pancreatic insulin production, whereas in the case of type 2 diabetes mellitus the increase in blood glucose results from a combination of genetic predisposition, unhealthy nutrition, Physical inactivity and weight gain with predominantly central distribution, resulting in a complex fiziopatologic process.

Recent estimates suggest that 195 million people in the world have diabetes. This number is on the rise, but almost 50% of all patients with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed due to the fact that they do not exhibit symptoms. The detection of these patients is very important for community health.

Each person has the right to have quick and easy access to quality health services, screening tests, analyses, precise diagnosis and effective treatments so as to have a healthy life. Regular tests and medical examinations help to detect health problems before they evolve into hard-to-treat and cured conditions. The table screening for asymptomatic diabetes was recommended after it was highlighted that such patients would improve their situation by early detection and treatment. Indirect evidence suggests that screening can be beneficial, improving the possibilities for the prevention of cardiovascular complications.

Screening tests are extremely valuable precisely because they can detect potential health problems, while minimizing blurry, ambiguous or confusing results. Such tests are regularly recommended according to age, general health, family medical history and exposure to different risk factors. In the case of a healthy person, blood glucose levels should not exceed 100 mg/dl. If the values are between 100-125 mg/dl, there is suspicion of prediabetes, a reversible medical condition that favours the installation of type 2 diabetes, but which can be treated by diet, maintaining body weight and exercise.

The blood glucose screening campaign with the eBsensor equipment, carried out by Elisa Med Alba Iulia in the pilot project Alba Iulia Smart City, is a very important public health service dedicated to the local community, especially considering that, in the light of the implications of the population’s health and the budgetary efforts that Romania has to bear, it is increasingly talking about diabetes as a major national security issue. Under the increasing incidence of the disease, an acute need to stimulate the ability of prevention and early detection through effective awareness programmes.

With the help of the eBsensor system, blood glucose is measured from a very small amount of blood, minimally invasive harvesting of the finger.

The equipment is also of very good quality, certified in the European Union.

Testing of blood glucose levels with eBsensor equipment is a health service dedicated to citizens.

Technical specifications

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The eBsensor glucose monitoring system is designed for people with diabetes mellitus and for professionals to measure the concentration of glucose in the capillary blood of the fingers.

Blood sampling: Capillary, of the finger;
Blood Volume: 2.5 µ L;
HCT Amplitude: 30% ~ 55%;
Measuring amplitude: 30 ~ 600 mg/DL (1.66 ~ 33.33 mmol/L);
Unit of measurement: mg/DL or mmol/L;
Measuring time: 10 seconds;
Memory capacity: 70 results;
Operating temperature of the system: 10 to 40 C °;
Operating humidity of the system: < 85%;
Dimensions: 87 x 60 x 21 mm;
Weight: 75 g;
Power: 2 1.5-Volt (AAA) batteries.
Standard accessories:

Equipment
Puncture device
Developer: Visgeneer Inc. (Taiwan)

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Blood glucose control helps reduce the risk of complications of diabetes and detects the unpleasant symptoms of hypo/hyperglycaemia.

  • It helps to determine the dosage of insulin, before injecting it, and to assess the time interval required between the injection and the mass;
  • Can provide a precise diagnosis of hypoglycemia and help to prevent and treat it, by repeated dosing, whenever appropriate;
  • Helps improve blood glucose control by adjusting insulin doses (increase or decrease) and the amount of carbohydrates in the diet;
  • Combats and prevents hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia;
  • It allows the correct dosage of insulin.