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Devices, Technology Can Help Improve Diabetes Control

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YAKIMA, WA - When it comes to tools, technology and devices used to deal with diabetes, people have a lot of options and affordable ones at that.

Dr. Aaron Anderson from the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic tells us patients can get their hands on a glucometer, the device used to measure and display blood sugar level for about $20 and it'll last a few years. 

He adds that while technology is useful, nothing beats that face-to-face contact with his patients. 

"It's the one-on-one communication that's probably the most beneficial. And if we give somebody a lot of reading materials or lots of recommendations in terms of devices to use, often times those aren't used as frequently," said Dr. Anderson. 

Other resources patients might find useful in addition to the care they're receiving from their medical provider includes apps, like the "Diabetes App" through BHI Technologies. You can download and use the app to enter what you're eating, medications that you're taking and monitor how that's affecting your blood sugar level. 

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