(NC) Simple changes using new technologies and innovation can make a big difference in helping people with chronic conditions enjoy healthier, more active lifestyles. Not too long ago, people had to use large, complex machines to monitor blood glucose levels and home monitoring wasn’t even possible. Now, there are even more smart tools that can make managing the condition easier.

Fitness trackers. With a wide range of smart watches and dedicated fitness trackers available for all budgets, you’re bound to find one that’s right for you. Use it to keep track of what you eat throughout the day and to monitor your physical activity. Get reminders when it’s time to get up and go for a stroll and receive encouraging messages when you meet your goals.

Advanced monitoring system. If you’re monitoring your blood glucose every day, opt for a system that will help you better manage your diabetes. Designed to reduce the hassle of daily testing, the Accu-Chek Guide’s unique and innovative spill-resistant SmartPack is perfect for busy, on-the-go people. The new vial is designed to hold your strips tightly in place, even upside down. It makes it easy to simply remove just one strip at a time, and the wide dosing area helps simplify testing.

Apps that connect with your doctor. Websites and apps that track your blood glucose data and connect with your medical team can help streamline the healthcare you receive and make your in-person appointments more productive. Look for features like the ability to save photos of meals to support carb-counting discussions with your healthcare provider or, if you have a child with diabetes, automatic data-sharing that can help you guide them as they manage their glucose levels away from home.

Find more information at www.accu-chek.ca.