A number of children suffer from type 1 diabetes. The parents of these children have to do all they can in order to make sure that their children’s health does not suffer. These children will have to get into the habit of getting regular blood tests, which can be rather difficult. Children usually do not want to follow these habitual rituals, and it might not be possible for the parents to explain just how important these tests are on a regular basis. However, Bayer Diabetes Care has come up with an effective way of promoting good health practices among children.
Kids will always be kids, and they will be more likely to permit blood tests if they are fun. This is the idea they had in mind when they launched DIDGET. DIDGET is the first blood glucose monitor only for kids, and it promises to be a lot of fun. This is a gadget that connects the physical parts of the kid’s health with emotional well-being. The DIDGET is connected to Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite systems, which will allow them to make sugar testing fun.
The DIDGET system rewards kids for regularly testing blood sugar levels, for establishing personal sugar goals and for meeting these goals as well. These goals will allow kids to treat this like a game they enjoy playing, as opposed to a chore their parents are imposing on them. This can help promote discipline among the children, while at the same time ensuring good relations between the parents.
The DIDGET system’s connection to the Nintendo DS system allows kids to play games as well- the system is sold separately, but since the DIDGET is connected to the DS, children will be able to use their Bayer password on the DS, where they can collect and use points.
This product is ideal for parents with children who have type 1 diabetes, for it allows them to have fun now, while laying the path for a more disciplined future that will help them stay healthy.